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700,000 errors in Memtest86 in 3 minutes?!?! Did I do it right? Been getting BSOD lately. Can windows boot without RAM??

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November 12, 2013 2:43:47 PM

I'm doing Memtest 86 after getting constant BSOD errors, I thought it may have been my SSD but I've done Memtest 86 and I'm currently at 1.2 million errors, 0 passes for Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 2x4GB RAM in about 7 minutes.

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I5 3570k
Pass 8%
Test 93%
Test #5 - Moving inversions, 8 bit pattern
Testing: 8192M - 9206M 1014M of 8080M
Pattern: 10101010 Time: 0:08:41

RAM: 665 MHz (DDRS-1330) - BCLK: 99
Timings: CAS 9-9-9-24 @ 128-bit mode
Pass: 0 Errors: 1847293

Have I done the test right?? I flashed it into a USB, my ram is definitely plugged in correctly! I thought computers couldn't run without RAM? Windows would be in a infinite repair bootloop, Windows also didn't do a fresh install and would BSOD at about 30% preparing - have I hit the bullet in what's causing this??

My RAM worked fine up till now, though I did have a few BSOD errors here and there...




a c 131 } Memory
November 12, 2013 2:46:26 PM

You don't hvae the memory running as fast as you can, I would try going into the bios and enableing xmp you have it running at default settings and that is faster memory than what you're using. Sometimes this can cause some instability. I would enable XMP then rerun the test.
November 12, 2013 2:53:19 PM

Supahos said:
You don't hvae the memory running as fast as you can, I would try going into the bios and enableing xmp you have it running at default settings and that is faster memory than what you're using. Sometimes this can cause some instability. I would enable XMP then rerun the test.


I haven't touched RAM settings so I didn't do it on purpose.

I ran the RAM test with one stick of RAM and it works fine.
a c 131 } Memory
November 12, 2013 2:55:03 PM

Now try the other stick, I was saying you needed to go into bios and enable XMP that should make the memory run at the speeds it supposed to. Most people think memory just runs at what its listed at... No memory does, it all requires some level of bios tweak. Its not difficult just give it a shot it might fix your issue, or the other stick could be bad, only one way to tell.
November 12, 2013 2:57:17 PM

Supahos said:
Now try the other stick, I was saying you needed to go into bios and enable XMP that should make the memory run at the speeds it supposed to. Most people think memory just runs at what its listed at... No memory does, it all requires some level of bios tweak. Its not difficult just give it a shot it might fix your issue, or the other stick could be bad, only one way to tell.


I'll get right on it!
November 12, 2013 3:17:34 PM

Supahos said:
Now try the other stick, I was saying you needed to go into bios and enable XMP that should make the memory run at the speeds it supposed to. Most people think memory just runs at what its listed at... No memory does, it all requires some level of bios tweak. Its not difficult just give it a shot it might fix your issue, or the other stick could be bad, only one way to tell.


I finally finally managed to fix my BDOS error - no wonder so many people were telling us to check our RAM, absolutely delighted. One ram stick/slot is definitely not working, I shall test that right after.

Also, it is 1300 MHz, I don't see the point in using 1600 MHz as the difference isn't that much.

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a c 131 } Memory
November 12, 2013 7:40:09 PM
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well you paid for 1600, and it is made to run at 1600, and it will, in fact, make things go a bit faster. why not run it there?
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