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July 8, 2010 11:28:01 AM

I have G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws and Asus P7P55D E Pro, intel i5 750.

I have been getting blue screen errors. When I run memtest I get errors. When I try to close memtest again blue screen and computer reboots.

In BIOS I set the Ai Overclock Tuner to XMP Profile as was suggested. I also tried different BIOS setting and still get errors.

How do I test if one or both memory sticks are bad? I cant afford to spend more time troubleshooting

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July 8, 2010 11:33:30 AM

Use one stick at a time in Memtest and try using the computer with only one stick at a time.
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July 8, 2010 11:48:09 AM

Am I setting the BIOS correctly?
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July 8, 2010 11:50:25 AM

What are the chances that only one of the sticks is faulty? Would they not both be faultyt?
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July 8, 2010 11:51:41 AM

I'd turn overclocking completely off and make sure the voltage of the RAM is on what it's default is. There should be an option for 'Load Fail-Safe defaults'.
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July 8, 2010 11:52:54 AM

Not always. RAM is a bit touchy; you can have multiple sticks last a decade, and a new stick fail within a month. Its not guaranteed that multiple sticks would fail if one stick does go.
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July 8, 2010 12:02:43 PM

I had the problem from the beginning. I never suspected he memory.


I'd turn overclocking completely off and make sure the voltage of the RAM is on what it's default is. There should be an option for 'Load Fail-Safe defaults'.


Is this the option in the BIOS?
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July 8, 2010 1:07:25 PM

Ok I am now testing one stick at a time. I'm wondering if they were both seated properly in the DIMM socket?
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July 8, 2010 5:10:50 PM

Probably; if you didn't have a stick in right, you'd know it right away.
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