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i'm getting this memory error every once in a while when i close winamp.

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Application Error

The instruction at "0x00b7d633" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
what's up with that?
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If I do a certain amount of passes with memtest86 would I get the same error or is this OS-related
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post #3 of 10
Thats either an Application issue or can be a sign of a bad memory Module. I would run Memtest here : http://www.memtest86.com/

No you wont get the same message. It will just say ''FAIL'' or Pass
post #4 of 10
If no other program gives you that, then I'd say it's the application messing something up.

Do run memtest just to be sure, but I don't expect any issues if you're otherwise don't have any problems.
    
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How many passes? I've run memtest on this particular memory a few times before and never failed.
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I'd say with 5 passes or so you should be in good shape. If it passes that many times, I'd say there is no *obvious* error in the memory that should cause the Winamp error. Culprit = Winamp imo...
    
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post #7 of 10
Well as said if it only does it in One App and not in others its most likely a software issue. However I would do between 5-6 Passes to be sure.
post #8 of 10
well.....ONE program...I dont see it being an issue. Uninstall and Re-install WinAmp. Could be an internal glitch.
    
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post #9 of 10
Configure memtest to run test #8 or #6. Those are the most demanding test and are the ones that give you errors if you're unastable or the RAM is defecive. Give 'em about 10+ passed without errors in order to rule out the RAM as being bad.
    
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post #10 of 10
Usually the Standard tests will pick up Blaitent errors Quickly However I would run some thorough tests also.
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