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Windows 7: Memtest86 Results Interpretation

03 Jun 2014   #1

win7 64 Home Premium
Memtest86 Results Interpretation

I recently ran Memtest86 because I was trying to diagnose some freeze ups which had started randomly and with increasing frequency. I'm assuming this indicates the ram should be replaced, but I'd like another opinion.

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03 Jun 2014   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Yes that does indicate you have a problem with your RAM. Do you only have a single stick or two? If you have two, remove one and run MemTest again, if no faults are found swap the sticks and run again until you find the bad stick. If you only have one then it's time to replace.
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03 Jun 2014   #3

win7 64 Home Premium

There are 2 sticks, but I think when I replace, I'll replace them both. Thanks for the help.
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03 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

There are 2 sticks, but I think when I replace, I'll replace them both. Thanks for the help.
Not a bad idea. In theory any combination of compatible RAM should work. But things don't always work that way in the real world. In difference in module specifications or even manufacturer can cause problems. Matched modules are the most trouble free.
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