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A year ago I built my first computer. Everything is running fine except for the RAM (at least I think that is the problem). I ran memtest86+ when I got the RAM a year ago and it turned out one stick was bad so I RMA'd it. The new set came in, I ran memtest again, both sticks were good. Now recently I have noticed my PC running slower and seems more "buggy". I just ran memtest and one the sticks fails just like it did when I got the original set.

Is my motherboard causing the problem with the RAM dying or am I just getting bad luck with RAM? It seems like it could be the motherboard because the stick of RAM that failed was in the same slot that the original one failed too.

Is there anyway I can check to see if its my motherboard or RAM?

All help is appreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 8
Are you running at stock, or have you o/ced in any way? Try running at sock speeds and run memtest again.
Edited by Fishinfan - 7/10/12 at 7:46pm
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Didn't overclock my RAM. Only thing I have overclocked is my CPU.
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I've never heard of a motherboard killing ram before, but it could be possible. It's much more likely you've just had bad luck. Do you know what voltage the ram was running at?
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I've never heard of a motherboard killing ram before, but it could be possible. It's much more likely you've just had bad luck. Do you know what voltage the ram was running at?

Almost positive that it was running at 1.5V.
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Over volting is the only thing I know of that can kill ram over time. I would RMA the ram and with the new sticks be sure to manually set the voltage.
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Well thanks for your help. Hopefully this time my luck will improve.
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I think you just got some bad luck mate.
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