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I've been having some BSOD lately and I believe the culprit is my RAM. I got a BSOD with the following:
Memory Management - 0x0000000001A (0x0000000000041790, 0xFFFFFA8004AC9970, 0x000000000000FFFF, 0x0000000000000000)

I've tested my RAM, and the first set ox 2x4GB (1600MHz, showed at 1333MHz and had to change to 1600MHz in BIOS) Corsair Vengeance LP Arctic White went fine in DRAM_A1 + DRAM_B1. Now I need to test the rest of my RAM.

My question is, does it matter of I set the next stick of RAM and have DRAM_A1 / DRAM_B1 taken by the first set and add a stick from the second set into DRAM_A2? Or is there a better way to test this. When I tested them all together Memtest86 spit out a lot of errors.

I've completed 8 passes on the first set, so it's either something wrong with the second set of RAM, or possibly something wrong with the RAM slots on the motherboard I guess. Any help is appreciated.

Edit: Hopefully this is the correct place, if not I apologize and feel free to move it if need be Mods.
Edited by Soluger - 4/1/12 at 12:54pm
post #2 of 4
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I've got the first set in DRAM_A1 and DRAM_B1 as recommended by the motherboard. Is there any issue if I add just one stick from the second kit into DRAM_A2? Or should I take A1 and B1 out, then put one stick in A2 and if that goes well the last stick in B2?
post #3 of 4
Your objective should be to see if it's the ram or the ram slot. I would do the following.

Check the slots by testing the 1st set on the untested ram slots. If they return errors then it's 1 of these slots. You can test to see exactly which but if it were me, I'll use only 1 slots or replace the mobo.

Check the ram by:
1.) Test only the 2nd set on the same slots the 1st set got passed. if they got an error, then it's 1 of these 2 sticks. (Ram slot is clean on these 2 since the 1st set passed). You can stop here if you opt to buy new.
2.) remove 1 and retest. if the 1 being tested encountered errors then it's that stick, if not then it's the other stick.
3.) if you encounter errors on step2, test the other stick too, it might be both.
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I ended up testing it and the last stick of RAM was the issue, I confirmed it wasn't a motherboard slot by using a known good stick. I'll be contacting Corsair to get it replaced soon.
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