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i just bought some new ram and I ran memtest86 on them. So far 50 minutes in it says 1 pass and 7 errors. does that mean I should go return the ram?

some info: it's a 6gig ddr3 corsair.
post #2 of 10
Are you running them at spec? speed, timings, voltage? If so, then yes, your RAM is most likely faulty and you should return it.
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^ what he said.
     
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Are you running them at spec? speed, timings, voltage? If so, then yes, your RAM is most likely faulty and you should return it.
yes everything is at stock setting.

thanks and +rep.
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yes everything is at stock setting.

thanks and +rep.
There is a difference between stock setting and rated spec setting. Which one is it?
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There is a difference between stock setting and rated spec setting. Which one is it?
rated spec setting.

ram is 1600mhz....and timing is @ 9-9-9-24
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Try adding voltage to your NB (And w/e cpu/nb is for Intel).
Use 1 notch over mem voltage and test.
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Try adding voltage to your NB (And w/e cpu/nb is for Intel).
Use 1 notch over mem voltage and test.
i put in my old set and i got 11 errors within 15 minutes. wow no wonder i get bsod for no reason. also this new set is giving me issues too.


my old set were OCZ 1333 6 gig, and the new ones are corsair 1600 6 gig. am i having bad luck or what?

the settings that i input are @ rated specs and even change the voltage of the ram to 1.65v

now if i were to rma the OCZ ram, can I put the reason as "memtest fail so I need a new set"? or should I say something else?

thanks and plus rep to all who help.
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i put in my old set and i got 11 errors within 15 minutes. wow no wonder i get bsod for no reason. also this new set is giving me issues too.


my old set were OCZ 1333 6 gig, and the new ones are corsair 1600 6 gig. am i having bad luck or what?

the settings that i input are @ rated specs and even change the voltage of the ram to 1.65v

now if i were to rma the OCZ ram, can I put the reason as "memtest fail so I need a new set"? or should I say something else?

thanks and plus rep to all who help.
You should mention that, as they will ask you to test them with memtest anyway they will also ask you to perform that test with all your hardware at rated spec, as your CPU, to compare results. If haven't done it until now, you may try it.
Standard procedure is sending the Kit info, settings you have set in BIOS for speed, voltage and latencies, and version of memtest used and results of the test. They might send you some more settings for you test if they are not happy with the ones you have sent first.
All my OCZ RMA requests were like this.

That's really bad luck BTW...
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Originally Posted by matroska View Post
You should mention that, as they will ask you to test them with memtest anyway they will also ask you to perform that test with all your hardware at rated spec, as your CPU, to compare results. If haven't done it until now, you may try it.
Standard procedure is sending the Kit info, settings you have set in BIOS for speed, voltage and latencies, and version of memtest used and results of the test. They might send you some more settings for you test if they are not happy with the ones you have sent first.
All my OCZ RMA requests were like this.

That's really bad luck BTW...
thanks for the help man! now i'm about to go into rage mode since i have to drive an hour to get my corsair exchange.

hopefully I can have a good set.

thanks everyone and plus rep.
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