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Help with memtest86 - everything becoming corrupt - RAM?

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August 15, 2008 9:30:11 PM

So I decided to run a memtest86 test because my files seem to always become corrupt and I heard that in a lot of these cases it is something to do with the RAM
This was happening to me for a few months, so I decided to reformat my computer, however this seems to have not worked as it still causes most of my files to become corrupt.

I ran memtest86 for a few hours and jotted down the results of said test, I have no idea what any of this means, so perhaps someone here could be kind enough to help me out with my problems and what I should do next, etc.

Oh, my specs first:
C2D E6600
Nvidia 8800GTS 512MB
535W Enermax

If you need any other details, I'll be more than willing to supply them.

Here's the memtest86 results:
  1. WallTime: 0:00:25
  2. Cached: 3199m
  3. RsvdMem: 568K
  4. MemMap: e820-Std
  5. Cache: on
  6. Ecc: off
  7. Test: Std
  8. Pass: 0
  9. Errors: 2049
  10. Ecc Errs: 0
  12. Error Confidence Value: 18
  13. Lowest Error Address: 00000000003 - 0.0MB
  14. Highest Error Address: 000fffffffb - 4095.9MB
  15. Bits in error masK: ffffffff
  16. Bits in error - total: 32, min: 1, max: 32, avg: 1
  17. Max Contiguous Errors: 2
  18. ECC Correctable Errors:
  19. Errors per memory slot: 0: 2047, 1: 1, 2: 0, 3: 523800000 and counting the whole time..

Thanks a lot in advance.

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August 16, 2008 9:09:27 AM

Any errors means something is wrong, so you've clearly got something wrong. This happens a lot with OCZ RAM. Go into your BIOS and set the RAM/DIMM voltage to the spec voltage printed on your RAM modules. If there's no spec voltage printed on the modules, contact OCZ to find out the spec voltage.

Your PS is pretty low quality, too. There's an outside chance that's causing problems.
August 16, 2008 11:19:05 AM

wtf walltime of 25 seconds???? >.>
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August 16, 2008 11:51:32 AM

What does the walltime actually mean? Cause I noticed it went up right at the start, but then just stopped suddenly and wouldn't move again.

Yeah, I'm going to have a look at doing that now, setting the right voltages.
August 18, 2008 9:31:02 PM

Going to be replacing my RAM for 4GB (2x2GB) of OCZ Enhanced Latency Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Edition Dual Channel, will this fix the problems of my RAM errors do you guys reckon?
August 19, 2008 7:52:35 AM

lol must have been a glitch.... walltime is the total time the whole thing has been running i think...
August 19, 2008 12:15:28 PM

...according to those results. every single bit of RAM is bad....but thats wouldn't even be able to boot...

run again for an hour and post again, something is off here