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April 26, 2013 8:31:30 AM

I recently built a new rig with 2x G.Skill 8GB DDR3 and I have been experiencing somewhat frequent BSODs. I ran Window's Memory Diagnostic Tool as well as MemTest x86 and both told me that I have problems with the RAM. How do I determine which RAM is giving me problems? Would it be easier to just change out both RAMs?

I've included the link of the photo I took when I ran MemTest.

http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Nova_Kheng/media/DSC_00...

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April 26, 2013 8:54:13 AM
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I order to check which RAM stick has errors, you should pull out one stick, and run the RAM test again, for both sticks because both sticks might be defective. I would say that checking for a working stick of RAM is worth it considering a 8GB stick is worth around $80.

It is not a problem replacing a single defective RAM as long as you get a similarly specced stick of RAM, ideally from the same brand.

April 28, 2013 8:09:45 PM

jamie_1318 said:
I order to check which RAM stick has errors, you should pull out one stick, and run the RAM test again, for both sticks because both sticks might be defective. I would say that checking for a working stick of RAM is worth it considering a 8GB stick is worth around $80.

It is not a problem replacing a single defective RAM as long as you get a similarly specced stick of RAM, ideally from the same brand.



Thanks for the advice. Figured out which RAM was faulty and exchanged it immediately. Everything is running well, so far so good.
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