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I'm in 36% through the test now and it's found 6 errors so far.

Configuration is 4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz 7-8-7-24-28 1T 1.65V Stock settings atm.

Just had enough of these random BSOD's that would happen now and again, especially when I was watching a movie last night popping up saying "Page Fault in non-paged area" etc etc, every BSOD I have relates to memory errors.

Should I buy new RAM? I was thinking of the Corsair Dominator Platinum? 2x4GB kit 2100MHz

EDIT: Found a kit of 2x4GB of G.Skill TridentX, rolleyes.gif
Edited by Atomfix - 9/13/12 at 8:47am
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G.Skill has a life time warranty on their ram. So you can either rma it to them. Or send it back to the place you bought it from, that depending on how long you had it. When memtest86+ shows errors then you need to replace the ram or you will continue to have issues. 1,600Mhz will be no different int he real world compared to 2,133Mz. though. But if that is what you want then get it. Thanks
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G.Skill has a life time warranty on their ram. So you can either rma it to them. Or send it back to the place you bought it from, that depending on how long you had it. When memtest86+ shows errors then you need to replace the ram or you will continue to have issues. 1,600Mhz will be no different int he real world compared to 2,133Mz. though. But if that is what you want then get it. Thanks

I'll buy the TridentX, which is 2400MHz, Should give me more overclocking headroom on the FSB, once I get it, RMA the old kit, Once approved, get new RMA RAM back, sell new RMA RAM = profit?
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I'll buy the TridentX, which is 2400MHz, Should give me more overclocking headroom on the FSB, once I get it, RMA the old kit, Once approved, get new RMA RAM back, sell new RMA RAM = profit?

If it were me I would RMA the RAM and not buy a new set. Four sticks of 2GB (I'm assuming DDR3) are gonna sell for close to nothing if at all.
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If that is what you would like to do. Then surely do it that way. Or keep the ram for backup if the other fails. Thanks
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Well, Iv'e just bought the G.Skill TridentX 2x4GB 2400MHz kit, which will be here in the morning, I'll then get my old stick ready for RMA, I might keep them for a server that I'm planning
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