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Ok, a little about the problem. I had to RMA my memory and they replaced my 4x1GB sticks with 2x2GB sticks. That I was happy about b/c of the possibility of fitting more RAM later. Unfortunately after a couple weeks I started having random app crashes in Vista. From what I've been able to tell, something is causing background services to crash. So of course I went into testing mode.

I booted it into memtest 86+ and within seconds it had over 3k errors. After making sure my BIOS was set to the right settings for my modules I tried again. Same thing happened. In my frantic google searches I read something about video card. I took out my Quadro FX and ran Memtest again. This time I only got 9 errors.

The biggest thing that confuses me about these memtest errors is that they all happen in a range of memory that I don't have. They are all between 4608mb and 4900mb. But I only have 4094 installed. Any ideas? Please help I'm practically going insane.
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post #2 of 58
still sounds like bad ram, try running Memtest with only 1 stick in so see if it is limited to one stick or the other, or if there might be a different issue
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yeah, I tried memtest on each individual stick.... also tried each stick in each slot. Memtest came out the same. Also need to point out these sticks are brand new within a week or two old straight from corsair.
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Do you have another MOBO you can try? Are you using the latest version of memtest?
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Unfortunately I don't have another mobo to test the ram on. And yes it's the lastest Memtest version.
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post #6 of 58
In BIOS does your motherboard display the correct amount of RAM? If it is displaying an incorrect value you may need to update your Mobo BIOS or try resetting the CMOS.

Sounds like your motherboard is trying to use memory it does not have.
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What you can do is see if you have a friend *who's willing to run the risk of you frying their sticks lol* and put it in your mobo to see if the DIMM slots are bad or if the RAM is.

I'm assuming the mobo is since the sticks are brand new.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dalchi Frusche View Post
Unfortunately I don't have another mobo to test the ram on. And yes it's the lastest Memtest version.
1) System overclocked?
2) if yes to 1 reset to defaults and then test.
3) try other computer > or other ram which is ok, to see if the mobo is ok.
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Yes in the BIOS my mobo displays the right 4096GB RAM. The only setting that isn't default in my BIOS is RAM voltage which is at 2.0v
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Unfortunately I don't know anyone in this area as I just moved out of state. The people around me are all older couples which means a low chance they would have a computer that has RAM that would fit.
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