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Memtest finds 5 errors in same sector

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July 24, 2010 7:12:36 PM

specs:
gig ud3l mobo
intel i5-750 @2.66
gskill ripjaw 4gb ram @1333

ran it for 13 passes and only got these errors, are these consider "hard" errors meaning there is a physical problem with one of the sticks? and if so how do i tell which one?
a c 106 } Memory
July 24, 2010 7:36:52 PM

If memtest shows just ONE error, you have a problem.

Rerun, testing just one stick at a time.

If you suspect the mobo ram slot, test a good stick in each of the slots.

Ram is sold in kits for good reasons. The ram vendor will want to replace the whole kit.
If you must run with just the good ram, and can't be without a PC while waiting for a replacement, be prepared to reason with them. They may accomodate you.
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July 24, 2010 10:15:16 PM

First I congratulate you on knowing to run memtest. Many skip this important test.

I agree with geo - do the testing with single RAMs as he suggests.

After that, if you have trouble with any single stick or still have trouble with all four, then I suggest you check further before calling vendor for replacement.

What is the full make and model of the memory you have?
Is it on the list of compatible memory for that mobo?
Alternatively, is that mobo on the memory manufacturers list for that mobo?

Do the timing settings of your installed memory match the recommended list?

I have the same mobo but not the same CPU or memory. When I build my PC, it ran any one chip fine, or any two in duo mode, but when I went to 3 or 4 I got errors. I had to do a lot of futzing with the timings and other BIOS settings but finally got it to run solid.
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July 25, 2010 2:38:56 AM

Was the test run with the G.Skill memory modules at the manufacturer's recommended voltage?

The test should initially be run on one module at a time.

If each module tests without errors then test with two modules at a time in dual channel mode.

If you have a triple channel capable motherboard and three memory modules then test with three modules in triple channel mode.
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