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post #1 of 7
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Hi Guys,

Ive never used memtest before, but after my pc started giving me alot of 7f stop errors i decided to give it a try.

Anyway, it crashes after 4 or 5 seconds. Is this a sign that my memory is unstable or am i doing something wrong??

Thanks
post #2 of 7
Do you have memtest on a USB stick and running, or is that the problem?
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post #3 of 7
Did you boot into memtest via USB or CD?

You should get something like this:



And below, you'll see red errors that will indicate something is wrong with your RAM.
post #4 of 7
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thanks for the replies!

I have memtest on a CD, but it was crashing within a few seconds of starting. I ripped out the 3rd stick of ram though and its now been running fine for almost 3 hours.

I cant tell atm if its the ram, mb or if memtest just doesnt like tripple channel kits.

I think im gunna let it run 7 passes of memtest. Then swap out one of my tested sticks for the one i ripped out and see it it crashes, if it does then its a bad stick, if not ill have to check the 3rd (or 5th depending on your point if view) memory slot on my mobo to see if its that.
post #5 of 7
Run memtest with a single stick installed, repeat process with all sticks separately.You'll then know which stick is faulty.
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ok, so i tested all 3 sticks individually and in all slots, they are all fine.

Everything works fine untill i try to run something in triple channel.

What is this more likely to be?

a bad memory controller in the chip?
bad mobo?
or just a memtest quirk?
post #7 of 7
Are you at stock clocks atm?Default bios, Dram Voltage 1.65?
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