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11 errors in MemTest86 after 1hr44min; should I be worried?

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December 28, 2011 2:39:39 AM

I'm running MemTest86 v4.0a on my Dell Studio XPS16 with RAM that I upgraded (G.Skill 8gb DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24) because I want to compare it to the new computer I'm about to build in a couple days when the parts arrive. After 1hr44mins of running the test, it shows it's encountered 11 errors... I've never used MemTest before so I'm not familiar with how it works or what I should take from it, so I'm wondering if 11 errors is a really bad thing, or just a not so good thing but something I could live with? I bought the G.Skill RAM a while back and have been using it for months now, maybe close to a year even.

Should I be worried about this?

I'm going to let MemTest run overnight and see how it looks in the morning, also.

Here's a photo of the test results:



Thanks for any insight.
a b } Memory
December 28, 2011 4:06:52 AM

I'd be concerned.

Is there any way that you can increase the RAM voltage a little? If you can, do not go higher than 1.65 volts.
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December 28, 2011 5:20:36 AM

Sorry can not open the flkr link but you should not get any errors. If you are going to use that memory in the new system, I would wait and see how it tests in the new set up.
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December 28, 2011 9:14:45 AM

His pic.
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December 28, 2011 11:36:58 AM

Thanks for the replies, guys.

jsc - I'm not sure if I'm able to change the voltage; I'll check that out tonight.

DogSnake - you misunderstood my post: I'm not going to use this memory in the new build. I just wanted to compare my current system's performance to the new build (a gaming and production desktop). I will have new RAM in the new build. So this laptop will become more of my secondary computer now.

nikorr - thanks for putting my pic up; I'm not sure why I wasn't able to myself..


I let memtest run through the night and after ~10+ hours when I checked it again it was up to 48 errors.

Should I bother contacting G.Skill over something like this or should I just not worry about it, especially since I'm about to build a new desktop?
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December 28, 2011 8:26:22 PM

You did it almost right, but u put the address for the web with picture on it, not the picture itself : ) It must end with .jpg or .png or any graphic file extension.



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Can u run the Windows memory diagnostics? Its done in few minutes....


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/715-memory-diagnos...
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December 28, 2011 10:28:43 PM

Thanks, nikorr, I'll try the photo thing again.

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics and it never came up with any errors. It also didn't show any results after the computer restarted though either.. But right up to the end of the test it didn't show any errors.

I might just contact G.Skill anyway and see what they say.
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December 28, 2011 10:37:19 PM

tisue001 said:
Thanks, nikorr, I'll try the photo thing again.

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics and it never came up with any errors. It also didn't show any results after the computer restarted though either.. But right up to the end of the test it didn't show any errors.

I might just contact G.Skill anyway and see what they say.

If it was me, I'd exchange it, just in case....

For the picture, quick check if all is OK, is the BBCode next to the report button.
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December 28, 2011 10:46:47 PM


photo 4 by Andrew Tisue, on Flickr

I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do to post an image.. I took the BBCode from flickr; it shows .jpg.. :pt1cable: 
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December 28, 2011 10:48:45 PM

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December 28, 2011 10:49:55 PM

ha, why is it working for you and not me!? I'm definitely doing something wrong..
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a c 146 } Memory
December 28, 2011 10:50:55 PM

What browser are u using?
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December 28, 2011 10:51:45 PM

chrome

do I need to reach a certain ranking/level before being allowed to post photos?
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a c 146 } Memory
December 28, 2011 10:56:06 PM

Me too. Try this...
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December 28, 2011 10:56:47 PM

tisue001 said:
chrome

do I need to reach a certain ranking/level before being allowed to post photos?

No, anybody can post an image.
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December 28, 2011 11:00:07 PM

well... this certainly isn't going anywhere fast, haha. I tried just what you showed in that diagram, clicked 'Add a reply' > insert image > paste > submit..
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December 28, 2011 11:07:34 PM



what do you mean '+ paste the address in the insert'?
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a c 146 } Memory
December 28, 2011 11:18:45 PM

tisue001 said:


what do you mean '+ paste the address in the insert'?



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December 28, 2011 11:31:37 PM

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December 28, 2011 11:34:52 PM



Try your avatar...
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December 28, 2011 11:35:51 PM

Well I'm no code writer but I was at least able to put this together: http://www.andrewtisue.com/

So I must not be a complete idiot.. Maybe this forum just hates me :( 



Hmm.. that seems to have worked. Maybe it's something on flickr's end. Wouldn't explain why you're able to get it to post, though..
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December 28, 2011 11:37:26 PM

tisue001 said:
Well I'm no code writer but I was at least able to put this together: http://www.andrewtisue.com/

So I must not be a complete idiot.. Maybe this forum just hates me :( 

Right.... Try to log out close the browser and log back in.
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December 28, 2011 11:38:58 PM

nikorr said:
Hey, there's 2 of u now : )



I've always wanted two of me :D 
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December 28, 2011 11:42:20 PM



I think it's flickr..
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a c 146 } Memory
December 28, 2011 11:44:00 PM

O, boy, not again?
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December 28, 2011 11:58:13 PM

tisue001 said:
ha, why is it working for you and not me!? I'm definitely doing something wrong..

don't use https use http... secured won't translate using bbc
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a c 146 } Memory
December 28, 2011 11:58:22 PM

I don't know, but every flicker image of yours posted fine for me....

But now we know its not u : )
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December 28, 2011 11:59:24 PM

jranger said:
don't use https use http... secured won't translate using bbc

+1, I didn't even noticed.
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December 29, 2011 12:00:08 AM

nikorr said:
I don't know, but every flicker image of yours posted fine for me....

But now we know its not u : )



touche ;)  thanks for all your help, nikorr

ok, here goes without the 's' :





HOORAY!! :bounce:  :lol:  :love: 
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a c 146 } Memory
December 29, 2011 12:04:06 AM

Good luck with your RAM. Also that web of yours looks cool. I have never made one.

I always used some template : )
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December 29, 2011 2:18:20 AM

Thank you :) 

I contacted G.Skill and they promptly replied with: test the RAM sticks again using the most current release of MemTest individually to see if one particular stick is bad, and if so, send it in for RMA. So I'll let it run again tonight!

Thanks for all your help!
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December 29, 2011 2:24:10 AM

U can't return it to the store?
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December 29, 2011 3:23:07 AM

nikorr said:
U can't return it to the store?


No I don't think so. I purchased it over a year ago from newegg, and if I remember correctly it only had a 90 day return policy on it. But if I keep getting errors it seems like I shouldn't have a problem RMA'ing.
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December 29, 2011 3:27:03 AM

tisue001 said:
No I don't think so. I purchased it over a year ago from newegg, and if I remember correctly it only had a 90 day return policy on it. But if I keep getting errors it seems like I shouldn't have a problem RMA'ing.

I thought it was recent : )
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