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Added new ram bsod + memtest86 11 errors

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August 18, 2014 9:23:57 PM

I just added an extra ram stick to match the 1 stick of memory in my laptop. After starting it up, it worked perfectly for the first 10 minutes then I get a blank bsod and the computer restarts and it keeps happening.

I did the memtest86 for both sticks and gotten 11 errors after 8 minutes in and stopped after 1 pass.
Then I tried the test with only the new ram and I gotten no errors with 1 pass, same thing with the old ram. I had no errors with both sticks individually but I gotten errors with both of them together and I don't understand why. They aren't over heating and they're both the exact same memory stick, I even switched slots. Anyone have any ideas on what's going on?
I'm using 2 Samsung M470T2953CZ3-CE6.

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a c 217 } Memory
August 18, 2014 9:26:25 PM

Install both modules, go into the BIOS and reset default or optimized values. Restart. See what happens. What's the model and brand of your laptop?
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a b } Memory
August 18, 2014 9:43:38 PM

what did the samsumg memory finder give for memory on this laptop maybe it could not handle all of it check this .
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August 18, 2014 9:45:44 PM

Okay I'm tried that and so far so good for the first 5 minutes. The laptop is an old Gateway ML3706.
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a c 217 } Memory
August 18, 2014 9:50:46 PM

scout_03 said:
what did the samsumg memory finder give for memory on this laptop maybe it could not handle all of it check this .

Specs say it can handle 2GB of the type of installed memory he is using so that part is fine.
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August 18, 2014 9:53:01 PM

Also Scout the specs are similar to the options shown on a few sites, and it had 1 of the same ram stick before and it was working perfectly fine. So far so good right now.
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a b } Memory
August 18, 2014 10:05:46 PM

hope it stay this way .
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a c 217 } Memory
August 18, 2014 10:18:23 PM

How long has it been running ok so far? Try running a benchmark and see if stays ok. You can download and run a free windows based memory testing benchmark tool here: http://www.passmark.com/products/pt_advmem.htm to see if it stays good while running windows.
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a c 217 } Memory
August 18, 2014 11:54:02 PM

Also, memtest should be run on modules individually. Running memtest on multiple modules can cause false positives.
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August 19, 2014 6:08:11 PM

I actually got the bsod no more than 2 minutes after that post. I just tested my original memory with the factory ram that the laptop came with, only 512mbs and mismatched but it runs together no problems, I even let it sit overnight.
Right now I'm going to try it with the new ram and see how it holds.
And my laptop doesn't have dual channel mode or show the option, the bios is very limited.
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a c 217 } Memory
August 19, 2014 6:19:31 PM

Actually I guess I phrased that wrong. Running memtest on more than one module at a time can cause false positives. It also makes it impossible to single out the faulty module.
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a b } Memory
August 19, 2014 6:27:25 PM

if it work good with the 512 mg and the 1 gig one keep it this way since the warranty must be out there is not much more you could do .
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a c 217 } Memory
August 19, 2014 6:57:13 PM

Yeah, I don't know. If it recognizes and operates fine with each stick individually but not together, that's weird. Do you have the most recent BIOS installed? Check your BIOS version. Although Gateway indicates version 83.05 is the most recent available version which is located here:

http://global-download.gateway.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BI...

, which may be newer than your version, I came across a thread showing an 83.10 version which is located here:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/gateway-emachines/74841...

If you have an older bios version, upgrading may correct your memory issue. Then again, it may not.
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August 21, 2014 11:26:11 AM

My bios is 83.04, I think I'm ready to give up. So far they both work fine with another ram even different brand and mb but don't like to work together so I can't seem to figure out the problem. I can't figure out which one is the bad one but I'll be sending the recent one I bought and see if I can get a replacement.
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a c 217 } Memory
August 21, 2014 12:44:19 PM

83.04 isn't even listed as a version on the Gateway website, so it has to be the original BIOS in which case I would highly recommend updating. First version BIOS almost never get it right in regards to hardware support like CPU, RAM and GPU compatibility. You will need to do a little investigation on the procedure for updating the BIOS on that unit, or if you intend to go ahead and update I can find it for you. It might be as simple as clicking on the file or it may need to be done from a utility or usb device.
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