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Can memtest86+ tell me which DDR DIM is bad in my pc? (Screenshot incl)

I dont know how to interpret this tool's output. I ran memtest86+ after my HP Pavillion desktop stopped loading windows. Need to know which memory DIMM to replace. Can this be determined from the results ?

Here is the output (where it stopped):

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  1. Your best bet is to retest with each stick by itself.
  2. SchizTech said:
    Your best bet is to retest with each stick by itself.


    I'm handicapped and it's very hard for me to work on pc. Is it possible to discern which stick is bad from memtest86 or other utility? Thanks very much.
  3. I can't tell based on what you have posted.

    What you should do is power the PC on with just one stick of ram. If the PC works with the first stick of ram, that one is probably good. Try with the next stick of ram until one fails.

    If there isn't a quick failure, reboot and run memtest86.

    With a bad stick of ram, the bad one is usually obvious when it's the only stick in the mix.
  4. Most HP's have onboard diagnostics when you boot. Hitting "F12" then diagnostics gets you into them.

    From there, it should indicate which stick of bad ram.
  5. (assuming you have 2x4GB sticks) Remove the stick in the lowest numbered dimm.
  6. I'm now getting two short, and one long post beep code. What does that mean? I wasn't able to run HPs diagnostics for some reason.
  7. If you've removed one of the sticks of ram then the one remaining is the bad one.
  8. I removed two sticks of ram, and now ... it boots into windows but windows said it had to shutdown to protect computer.... what does THAT mean? Bad mb ???
  9. We need more information.
    1) Make/model of PC.
    2) How many sticks of ram does it currently have in it 2/3/4?
  10. Has 4 sticks of ddr2....HP Pavilion Elite m9520f desktop pc. I removed two closest to cpu...and it booted into windows but then shortly after froze up with 'text message screen' indicating it had to shut down pc to protect...or some such mssg. Have NO idea what that means.
  11. mjmacka said:
    We need more information.
    1) Make/model of PC.
    2) How many sticks of ram does it currently have in it 2/3/4?



    Has 4 sticks of ddr2....HP Pavilion Elite m9520f desktop pc. I removed two closest to cpu...and it booted into windows but then shortly after froze up with 'text message screen' indicating it had to shut down pc to protect...or some such mssg. Have NO idea what that means.
  12. Now finally was able to get into PC Doctor diagnostics......testing memory and it FAILED with error code "BIOME-1"

    What does that code mean? Motherboard? The last two sticks are also bad???
  13. Best answer
    It indicates that at least one stick is bad.
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/RAM-Error-Code-BIOME-1/td-p/82494

    Remote all but one and test individually. I know you said that you have a difficult time doing this, but that's the next step. Ask a family member or friend to help if you can't yourself.
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