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Memtest86 on Corsair 16GB Vengeance

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
So I RMAed my previous 16GB set and was able to run memtest86 once without errors. The issue is that the interface of memtest gets all corrupted after the first pass, regardless of whether I get errors or not. After the first pass, the screen fills with symbols and you can't read anything, except the parts that continuously change (like the timer, % complete etc...).

Any ideas why its doing this?

NOTE: This set doesn't seem to error out. It was my previous set that gave me tons of errors.
Edited by XReflection - 11/7/11 at 5:05pm
post #2 of 8
Are you running Memtest with all of the sticks installed? Memtest can produce false positives / errors when running all the sticks at once, you should run the sticks individually for at least eight passes.

And why are you running Memtest on brand new RAM?
Edited by pjBSOD - 11/7/11 at 4:49pm
post #3 of 8
So, why did you RMA your previous RAM? Did it fail memtest too?

Have you tried reseating your CPU? Have you tried doing video-out with onboard video/a different video card?
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
I think I wasn't clear in my first post. The set I have now passed once without errors (haven't run it more than that), but then the interface of memtest gets corrupted so I can't read anything after the first pass. Happened when I tested my previous set (which did error out, sometimes it would be one or two erros, other times it was 6 or 7.

I was just running prime95 as well and the test went way longer than it did on the other set without errors and still kept going. I stopped it so I can upp my clock and test again.

I was running memtest because I thought that that might have been causing instability with my overclock.
post #5 of 8
You could have had a corrupt version of MemTest. Have you tried re-downloading it? Or using UBCD?
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick2253;15610302 
You could have had a corrupt version of MemTest. Have you tried re-downloading it? Or using UBCD?

I'm going to try it on a usb drive. The cd I used to burn the iso was kind of old, dunno if that had anything to with it. I also did redownload it to make sure. Will post back.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
So I wasn't able to figure out why the installation was being corrupted and screwing up the interface, but I'm convinced that my previous set was bad. I'm 7 hours into Prime95 Standard Blend with no errors 4.5GHz @ 1.26V with RAM running at spec (1600MHz, 9-9-9-24-2N). I wasn't able to do that with my CPU at 1.35V on my old set.
post #8 of 8
That's pretty good. Glad to hear things are working now!

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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