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Ram Failure? (Bluescreens)

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January 10, 2013 10:02:24 PM

Okay so I was getting bluescreens and I looked up one of them, I don't remember which but someone recommended running a ram test and let it test 8 times. I did this and it found no errors. I took a stick out anyways and I haven't gotten a bluescreen since. Should I consider the ram bad? Or is there another issue here.


Bluescreens: http://imgur.com/a/N18EM
January 11, 2013 7:50:10 PM

What did you test with?
You need to make a boot cd with memtest and run the test until it says it found no errors, it could take hours depending on how much total memory you have.

I recommend using "hiren's 10" since it comes with other cool utitlities.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v106/

1.burn the iso.
2.boot from cd.
3.choose memory diagnostic tool ->memtest
4.let it work.

Eventually it will display a line of text on the midle of the screen saying it found no errors.
Or it will start listing bad memory directions in red.
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January 11, 2013 11:55:33 PM

nconde25 said:
What did you test with?
You need to make a boot cd with memtest and run the test until it says it found no errors, it could take hours depending on how much total memory you have.

I recommend using "hiren's 10" since it comes with other cool utitlities.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v106/

1.burn the iso.
2.boot from cd.
3.choose memory diagnostic tool ->memtest
4.let it work.

Eventually it will display a line of text on the midle of the screen saying it found no errors.
Or it will start listing bad memory directions in red.


I ran memtest and I was under the impression that it ran continuously until you stopped it, and it would display errors along the way. I never got any errors, so I just stopped after 8 passes.
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January 12, 2013 8:31:38 AM

I always leave it until i see the message on this screenshot:



As i understand this, your system runs fine since you removed a stick.
You can remove all other sticks and test the "bad" one alone.
If it gives no errors then clean the socket and put it back in, and test again with all sticks together.
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January 12, 2013 5:42:39 PM

Okay I'll do that and get back to you, thanks for your help!
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