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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by gex80 View Post
To do that I would have to build up a surplus of memory(1x256,512,1024 DDR and DDR2) which will cost a pretty penny that I current have no means to afford.

Sigh I don't mind fixing computers at all, but it sucks when I have a small time frame to make sure everything is correct.
All you need is a 1GB DIMM of DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3. You might need multiple sticks if you have multiple customers.
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OCCT linpack test (if CPU is at stock) or HCI memtest for Windows.
Linpac Intel Burn Test: http://downloads.guru3d.com/IntelBur...load-2047.html
Memtest test #5 will usually show errors very quickly. Two passes takes less than 5 min.
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Couldnt you replace the supposedly faulty stick with a knowen working one, if the problem goes away then you know its the ram? By no means 100% fool proof, but if time is of the essence... And true about not being able to afford new hardware, but it takes $$ to make $$ (loaning from parents ftw? xD).
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yeah man it takes $$ to make $$$$
so like even if u put a couple hundred bucks into it you shd be able to get it back
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post #15 of 17
When my RAM was faulty, I ran HCI Memtest. It runs in Windows and if it comes up with any errors at all, the memory is faulty. This works quickly if the memory stick is heavily defective. However, with consistency and accuracy, memtest86+ is the best way to go.
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post #16 of 17
try each stick individually to see which stick is playing up on you, or Just run memtest with both sets..
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post #17 of 17
So give them a loaner set of cheap ram and take the stuff you want to test home and test at your leisure.
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