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Windows 7 BSOD memtest fails everything

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Hi guys,

I'm a bit baffled by this. Windows 7 has been BSOD'ing on me, usually when the computer is just sitting there or while MSE is running a full scan, sometimes with a game paused. It worked perfectly for months then these randomly started happing. I assumed it was a software issue but now I'm not sure.

AMD FX-8150
Corsair Force 90GB SSD
Corsair Vengence 16GB
Asus Crosshair Formula V

I thought at first that it was my graphics driver because my HD 6950 is unlocked to be a 6970, and the catalyst control center stopped loading on boot and wouldn't start. I uninstalled it and ran driver sweeper but still got bsod when running the full scan in microsoft security essentials. It's weird to me that I can leave the computer on for a while but about 5 minutes into the full scan I WILL get a BSOD guaranteed. Not on a quick scan, but definitely on the full scan. I'm running memtest86 right now and so far I think it has failed every single segment of ram. It's 79% though test #1 and I already have over a million errors. If theoretically every single one of my 4 sticks of ram went completely bad, wouldn't windows fail to boot? Sometimes when it BSOD's it runs chkdsk and finds a bunch of errors too.

Anyone have any ideas what's going on here? I posted in the ram section because of the memtest results, but I really hope that's not the problem because I don't have my packaging anymore frown.gif .
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Alright, I posted too soon. I removed my ram so I could test one stick at a time, which I didn't want to do because I have to remove my radiator to get the ram out tongue.gif . The first stick I tried failed miserably in the first slot, the second in the same slot is doing fine and is up to test #4, so it looks like I have bad ram. Will corsair replace this even though I don't have the original packaging? I think they have a lifetime warranty, anyone have experience with this? Thanks!
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You should have no issue. tjhey have great rma service.

however, you will probably need to send both sticks back. Sometimes they'll replace just 1 stick, but I wouldn't. I would get a matched pair. Mixing, even exactly same memory, can still cause issues.

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