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Memtest86 different results on different systems. 3000+ errors on one and clean on the other!

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January 29, 2014 10:19:48 AM

Hi

I recently bought a complete new rig and been getting randomly BSOD lately and increasing. I thought it was a software issue. After re installing the system, upgrading all drivers etc the BSOD continued. I did a memtest86 from a usb stick, reporting over 3k errors. The other stick was clean when i took out the faulty one at home after checking both.

I contacted the online store for a faulty memory, i sent it in last week for a replacement (after they checked it). After their tests they state there was zero errors in both memtest and no problem in stresstests.

I will get it back tomorrow and my question is why my computer reports all those errors and why it gets unstable and BSOD constantly with only that memory stick? Is it a voltage question on the ram? I had the rig going for 3 months with default bios settings and no crashes before it started is worth mentioning.

Atm i run with ddr3 2x4gb 1333mhz old memory modules with no problems what so ever.

Very grateful for an answer in the right direction or a solution.

Thanks!

/coozy

My memory and specs are:

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866MHz 16GB

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Corsair SSD Neutron Series GTX 240GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB PhysX CUDA
AMD FX-8350 8-Core Processor
Corsair TX 850W PSU
Seagate Barracuda® 3TB
Corsair H90 Hydro Series
January 29, 2014 11:23:35 AM

Weird indeed, once you get that "faulty" module back, try again testing it alone but before doing that make sure it's settings are the ones it's supposed to be, also see if the 2nd (good) module when tested alone gets the same settings as the previous one, if they're automatically setting to different values that could explain why one fails and the other not.
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January 29, 2014 12:53:19 PM

RaDiKaL_ said:
Weird indeed, once you get that "faulty" module back, try again testing it alone but before doing that make sure it's settings are the ones it's supposed to be, also see if the 2nd (good) module when tested alone gets the same settings as the previous one, if they're automatically setting to different values that could explain why one fails and the other not.


Ok, i will try that as soon as i get it back tomorrow. Thanks!

Update: Just got them back and did a memtest with both memory modules. Its like magic, no errors at all after 2 passes. Very weird and i am confused but still happy there are no signs of bsod and memory errors atm. Did memtest just lie to me last times and made me confused? Only thing were the same except i set the bios timings to stock settings 9-10-9-27. During the test it was 9-10-9-26 though.

I will test each module individually over night as well with more passes to be 100% positive.
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