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Hi Guys

I have been taking a look at my mates computer which had been randomly BSODing recently... Last night I started memtest and went to bed, in the morning it had these errors but was still running:

memtestresults.jpg

Can you guys tell me what the results mean? And how to proceed?

Cheers
post #2 of 9
Set BIOS settings to stock.
Check the RAM speed, timings and voltage is correct.
Make sure CPU is at stock.
Retest.
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Did you use Memtest86+ and burn it to a usb / cd? It looks like you used the Windows tester, which is fine, but Memtest is more accurate (sorry if you did use Memtest86+, I wasn't aware that you were able to create viewable log files if so).

Errors can mean a lot of things before automatically meaning its the RAM not functioning properly. First, make sure the timings and voltage are all correct. If they are and you still get errors with each stick installed, individually taste one stick at a time to rule out any possibility of just one stick being an issue, or the DIMM slots being the issue.
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Originally Posted by Stilldawn View Post

Hi Guys

I have been taking a look at my mates computer which had been randomly BSODing recently... Last night I started memtest and went to bed, in the morning it had these errors but was still running:

memtestresults.jpg

Can you guys tell me what the results mean? And how to proceed?

Cheers


It means you have a faulty memory stick(s) if;

 

It runs at stock BIOS default for CPU, RAM and motherboard to isolate the error is purely from faulty DIMM(s). You can test single stick to know which one is defective but if you have to RMA this is probably wasting your time as you have to send the whole set for replacement.
 

 

 

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Hi guys thanks for the replies.

Just to confirm everything is at stock, and I used memtest86+ from a bootable cd (i just made up a spreadsheet with the results lol)

Ok so next step is to test the stick individually... Ok cool... Ill get back to you.
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Even when the bios is at stock, memory timings/speed and possibly volatge can still be wrong.
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Even when the bios is at stock, memory timings/speed and possibly volatge can still be wrong.

Correct. When you set the BIOS to default, it should actually not set your memory to advised timings, and that's where you can be going wrong.
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Ill double check but Im sure I set that personally...
post #9 of 9
I had the same thing happen to me last week. I didnt have my timings set correctly. I learned auto doesnt set it to the ram specs. Also what chipset mobo are you running? If it is amd sometimes you need a little more juice.
So, like others stated, check your timings to be what the ram manufacturer wants and that the dram voltage is what the ram manufacturer says. And if it still has issues then maybe a small dram voltage bump.
Also are you testing more then one stick at a time? I was also told that memtest has issues with testing a full loadout of ram. I tested each individually and no errors, but with them all in the sockets I had errors. I adjusted my dram timings to spec and bumped the voltage up and no more errors or BSOD
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