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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

09 Aug 2010   #571
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I'm posting this for the weird factor. This is what a bad stick of RAM can do for ya:

Attachment 90251

I have a normal, spinning WD 160GB as my System drive, and it isn't supposed to be over 5.9, right? This was just the start of the weirdness. It took me three days to find, but the stick finally failed outright.

Everything else in the WEI was fine, but I was thinking the wife slipped an SSD in the case and reinstalled, and set up everything exactly the same...

I hate new builds. lol


Hello Mellon Head.


For future reference, Memtest86 can (and should) be run before an OS is even installed, just boot the disk when you first start up the BIOS for the very first time and let it run for several passes to find whether any of the RAM is bad right off the bat; I know, hind sight and all that.


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10 Aug 2010   #572
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by okami 11x View Post
Does this mean that my RAMs days are numbered? cuz I have the same thing. I'm running a normal SATA 2 spinner 80gb and I'm getting 7.0 reading

do I need to be looking for new ram? it also seems a lot slower than when I first installed last month but I thought it was because I've installed a lot more programs and I only have a 2gb stick
If you want to test your RAM, I'd suggest you download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and use that to see. Just write it to a blank CD and restart, booting from the CD will start the test.
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10 Aug 2010   #573
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Mellon Head.


For future reference, Memtest86 can (and should) be run before an OS is even installed, just boot the disk when you first start up the BIOS for the very first time and let it run for several passes to find whether any of the RAM is bad right off the bat; I know, hind sight and all that.
Good advice. I did a motherboard/CPU/RAM swap on an established system and ran Memtest right away. That was three weeks ago, since then both of my brand new sticks of RAM have failed. It won't even boot now. Good thing the new sticks arrive today.

Bye bye OCZ. Mushkin FTW!
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10 Aug 2010   #574
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Mellon Head.


For future reference, Memtest86 can (and should) be run before an OS is even installed, just boot the disk when you first start up the BIOS for the very first time and let it run for several passes to find whether any of the RAM is bad right off the bat; I know, hind sight and all that.
Good advice. I did a motherboard/CPU/RAM swap on an established system and ran Memtest right away. That was three weeks ago, since then both of my brand new sticks of RAM have failed. It won't even boot now. Good thing the new sticks arrive today.

Bye bye OCZ. Mushkin FTW!
Just a quick note: the original MemTest hasn't been updated in a very long time (see 'Change Log' at Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic), if you look at MemTest86+ (Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool) you'll find a more up to date version under a GPL license.
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10 Aug 2010   #575
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Mellon Head.


For future reference, Memtest86 can (and should) be run before an OS is even installed, just boot the disk when you first start up the BIOS for the very first time and let it run for several passes to find whether any of the RAM is bad right off the bat; I know, hind sight and all that.
Good advice. I did a motherboard/CPU/RAM swap on an established system and ran Memtest right away. That was three weeks ago, since then both of my brand new sticks of RAM have failed. It won't even boot now. Good thing the new sticks arrive today.

Bye bye OCZ. Mushkin FTW!
Just a quick note: the original MemTest hasn't been updated in a very long time (see 'Change Log' at Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic), if you look at MemTest86+ (Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool) you'll find a more up to date version under a GPL license.


Thanks mate, I didn't know that.
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10 Aug 2010   #576
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Mellon Head.


For future reference, Memtest86 can (and should) be run before an OS is even installed, just boot the disk when you first start up the BIOS for the very first time and let it run for several passes to find whether any of the RAM is bad right off the bat; I know, hind sight and all that.
Good advice. I did a motherboard/CPU/RAM swap on an established system and ran Memtest right away. That was three weeks ago, since then both of my brand new sticks of RAM have failed. It won't even boot now. Good thing the new sticks arrive today.

Bye bye OCZ. Mushkin FTW!
Just a quick note: the original MemTest hasn't been updated in a very long time (see 'Change Log' at Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic), if you look at MemTest86+ (Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool) you'll find a more up to date version under a GPL license.
Memtest 86+ is what most of us recommend.
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10 Aug 2010   #577
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Thanks mate, I didn't know that.
No problem, sharing is caring..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Memtest 86+ is what most of us recommend.
If I remember correctly, it was thanks to you that I found MemTest86+ back when I first found SevenForums, before that I also used to use the old one.. I used to just type 'memtest' and do the ctrl + enter shortcut to do the "www.___.com" thing, so I never needed to search for it.
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10 Aug 2010   #578
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

And here I thought memtest86 and memtest86+ were the same thing. Guess I more or less wasted a DVD
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10 Aug 2010   #579
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
And here I thought memtest86 and memtest86+ were the same thing. Guess I more or less wasted a DVD




They work best from CD.
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10 Aug 2010   #580
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
And here I thought memtest86 and memtest86+ were the same thing. Guess I more or less wasted a DVD
They work best from CD.
I am/was out of them at the moment.
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