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Is my RAM bad?

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My mom's computer (Athlon XP 1500+, 768 MB SDRAM, etc) is having some problems. I ram memtest last night at around 10:00 PM, and when I woke up this moring (8:00 AM) it was only at 37% passed with 5 or 6 errors. That means her RAM is bad, right? Just looking for some confirmation on my diagnosis, since I have never used memtest before
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Well it was wise of you to run memtest. Please be more specific of what ram your mother has within her system. Secondly have you checked the timings in her BIOS?
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post #3 of 5
It means the memory is unstable, not bad. Play with CMOS settings first.
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It means the memory is unstable, not bad. Play with CMOS settings first.
Well it can mean either..or both in some cases. Its best to test each stick individually to see if its a bad module rather than unstable with others.
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It means the memory is unstable, not bad. Play with CMOS settings first.
Her system is stock, so I dont see why there would be any BIOS settings that would be off. Its a Compaq, BTW.
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