Is my ram bad?

Hello, I recently built a PC, and after installing windows it began crashing to blue screens constatly. I ran MEMTESTx86+ 4.00 and it came up with errors on both sticks of ram. I ran the program with each installed individually, and with both in together.

Does this mean I have to RMA my RAM?

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz
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  1. or maybe before rma'ing your ram try with another motherboard and other ram.
    if that still not works,then you may rma it!
  2. Did you do the (requisite) "Load Optimized Defaults" from the BIOS, after installing the RAM, before running MemTest?
  3. EDIT: I loaded default settings in the BIOS. I awm going to try that now.


    Here are the BCcodes I got upon BSODing if that helps

    Bccodes: c4, 4e, 1a, 0a
  4. Looks like all the problems with this RAM seem to be on AMD chipsets:
    http://gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=2633
    http://gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=1672
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253 (4th item)
    ...maybe optimized for Intels? If you look here:
    http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=97
    it says "Mainboard - Intel" at the top, although, further down, it does list AMD 770, 785, & 790 chipsets :??: ?
  5. I changed per your instructions billbat and windows still BSODs with Bccode c4.
  6. There appear to be 'generic' problems with this RAM on AMDs - I'd get hold of G.Skill:
    http://www.gskill.com/rma.php
    to see if they will RMA it for a different part number - in theory, there is a 'lifetime' guarantee on their products...
  7. After some long time memtests I am still getting errors. I found just one stick in the 4th slot (furthest from CPU) was the most stable, but still came up with one error after 10 hours of testing. The first two slots came up with multiple after just 20 minutes. I am going to RMA for the same product from Newegg, and if the problem persists I will contact G.Skill directly with my problem and ask if they will replace with a different model number.
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