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Memtest86 "Unexpected interrupt, halting"

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Last response: in Motherboards
February 27, 2011 6:58:44 PM

My PC is a Dell Dimension 3100, running XP, Sp3; I suspected a Ram fault & on running Memtest86 I got the message above. Do I just assume faulty RAM?

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a c 78 V Motherboard
February 27, 2011 8:54:43 PM

Try running memtest86+ again. If you continue to get the error, your RAM is bad. Then you have a couple of options:
-- you could try using the BIOS to reduce the RAM speed or increase the latencies - but I'm not sure Dell allows those changes.
-- replace the RAM.

Note: If you have 2 sticks of RAM, remove one and run memtest86+, then run it again on the other stick. That way you'll know which stick is bad.