BAD RAM (Memtest86 acting weirdly) Tags: Memory RAM Blue Screen Computer Last response: February 10, 2012 6:31 PM in Memory Share iskaryotes February 10, 2012 4:55:27 AM So after all the troubles of BSOD, computer freezes, failed boots, etc.. I decided to run Memtest86. On the first run it gave me more than 10,000 errors. So I was guessing either the ram was defective or I did something wrong. But just to be thorough, I ran the memtest a few more times.. Then something weird happened.. After a few runs, the memtest just skipped a part of the memory.. specifically 2gb - 4gb region.. It goes from 0-2gb, then 4-6gb.. When it skips the 2-4gb region, it flashes "Relocated" really quickly.. Also, after memtest started skipping that region, it doesn't give me any errors at all.. What the heck does this signify? Does it mean that the computer decided not to use that region? If so, would that effective give me a total of 14gb of ram (instead of 16gb)? Afterwards, I tried reseating all the ram and tried swapping slots to see if it would check that 2-4gb region.. But it still flashes "relocated" and doesn't give me any errors.. What do I do?!?!?!?!? More about : bad ram memtest86 acting weirdly nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 5:30:12 AM How many sticks do u have? 4? Run them 1stick by 1stick till u catch the bad one, than replace it. nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 5:31:06 AM Run first the windows memory diagnostics, it is only few minutes short. Related resources Gaming PC acting really weird - Forum Memtest86 with large number of errors. Ram ? CPU? - Forum Soundblaster xfi titanium acting quite funny. help me? - Forum Help reading Memtest86 + message - Forum Memtest86 + (Pass,Fail,Pass...) Help. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer iskaryotes February 10, 2012 6:05:03 AM nikorr said:How many sticks do u have? 4? Run them 1stick by 1stick till u catch the bad one, than replace it. I have 4. I just did run them stick by stick and it does that "relocated" thing for every stick!!! I will try running windows memory diagnostics. Is that different from memtest86? nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 6:23:58 AM It is diagnostic app from MS, not as deep diagnoses, but if it will catch issue it will not pass the memtest as well. Try different slots too. nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 6:24:45 AM And please post your HW specs ... PSU, mobo, CPU ... iskaryotes February 10, 2012 6:25:44 AM nikorr said:It is diagnostic app from MS, not as deep diagnoses, but if it will catch issue it will not pass the memtest as well. Try different slots too. Hmm I just ran it. There seems to be no problem with the ram sticks themselves I guess? Could it be the slot/motherboard? Is there a way to test the slot/board? nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 6:56:16 AM Post your HW specs ... PSU, mobo, CPU ... iskaryotes February 10, 2012 7:19:30 AM PUS - HX 1050 MB - ASRock Z68 Professional Gen3 CPU - i7 2600k RAM - Corsair Vegeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit I haven't overclocked anything.. Everything is at stock setting.. nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 7:20:28 AM OK, is it a clean install? iskaryotes February 10, 2012 1:34:46 PM nikorr said:OK, is it a clean install? What's a clean install? lol.. nikorr a c 146 } Memory February 10, 2012 1:36:24 PM New install with HDD format. Windows 7 Clean Install + Screens iskaryotes February 10, 2012 1:44:46 PM nikorr said:New install with HDD format. Windows 7 Clean Install + Screens oh yes. It was a brand new build and the windows was clean installed on a SSD. davcon a b } Memory February 10, 2012 6:31:05 PM Best ram diagnostic software. http://www.memtest.org/ The built in Win7 program isn't very good. Didn't catch my bad ram stick. Memtest86+ caught it almost immediately = over 1500 errors. As mentioned test one stick at a time. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMany errors on Memtest86 + AND BSOD ForumPlease help with Memtest86 + errors ForumReplaced ram , computer acting weird ForumMy build pc is acting weird , need help is it unstable? ForumMy PC is acting weird ForumMemtest86 + results (40 passes, only errors on 3 of them) ForumVery odd behavior with BSOD & Memtest86 + ForumMemtest86 + results for your consideration. (Please) Forum*UPDATED* Endless BSOD. I want to punch my computer! Memtest86 + run ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? ForumBad BIOS flash, no post, no display!! intel dg965ot ForumRam 4gb but only 2 36 gb in use? ForumNew MOBO and RAM Forum[Solved] Help with RAM for i7 2600K 8gb ForumNorthBridge Frequency and RAM More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !