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Memtest failing when Memory Sizing=BIOS ALL

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I'm in need of some help from the Memory gurus around here.

When running Memtest without any additional configuration - the Tests pass successfully. However, when choosing the option Memory Sizing=BIOS All, I instantly receive 481 errors. All of them originating from the address - 000fec00000 - 4076.0MB

The PC freezes right afterwards. The PC fails to post if I press the reset button. I have to completely shutdown and power up my PC again for it to POST.

I tried switching the dimms, or running only 1 memory stick at the time - same problem, same errors.

What is really the difference between the BIOS ALL memory sizing and the default BIOS STD? I think BIOS ALL means that there's no reserved memory right?
Could it be that the system has got to have some reserved memory, and therefore there's no real hardware failure in here? I'm basing this on the following comment found on Gigabyte's website:
Quote:
Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
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I'm no memory guru, and i dont know exactly what that means but i could venture to geuss its some hows scanning ur BIOS...

Maybe ur BIOS is corrupt, try to update it or reinstall it(if its already up to date then run the scan agin.

once agian im no meme guru and not a vet of memtest either so i could be way off...
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