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How should you use Memtest86+ for BSOD the right way

How should i run memtest? should I run memtest while the two or more rams are both installed or 1 ram per memtest? by the way here is the result in my Dump file. I tried the mdsched and my there was ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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BSOD after power cuts

I have a self-build PC (OS: Windows 7). Normally I had a BSOD (Blue screen of death) once every 2-3 months. I kinda ingnored that. But 2 days ago I had 4 short power cuts (about a minute long each) in ...
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ECC errors, no Mem Test Errors

I recently purchased an HP XW6400 workstation (Dual CPU, Quad memory channels) Along with the computer I purchased 2 sticks of RAM that are the same brand and look, but not matching (numbers and ...
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Memtest86+ showed errors before, now it doesn't ? what could this mean?

I have 6 computers that are very similar in their hardware, they all have the Intel DH61WW motherboard, with i5 CPUs and 4GB RAM, all of these computers had the 32 bit version of Windows before, so I ...
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Saving a log of console-mode Memtest86+ run

To debug mysterious failures with my workstation, I've booted it with an Ubuntu LiveCD and ran Memtest86+ in console mode. It found many errors. To isolate the defective sticks I need to send the lab ...
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Memtest 86 for my laptop errors 'memtest86 unexpected interrupt halting

I have a huge problem with my ICOM PrestogeBook laptop. Its parameters: Mobo: Compal IFL90 CPU: Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 2500 MHz 4 GB RAM, 2x2GB Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 ...
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Memory speed: single and dual channel

I measured memory throughput of my computer with MemTest86+, and one result surprised me. I use DDR3-8500 (533 Mhz) modules. I have one 4 GiB and two 2 GiB. The timings seem to be 7-7-7-20 fixed by ...
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How to blacklist a particular bad RAM area in Windows? [duplicate]

I have found a RAM error with MemTest86+ (the version included with Ubuntu 13.04), it says: Failing address: 002f796c48 - 759.5 MB I have no money to buy new RAM now and the error seems to be ...
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801 views

Memtest86 failing address

I've been having some problems with my laptop recently. At first it started running slower until it started to just completely shut down without any error or warning. So, I started using diagnosis ...
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RAM passes memtest, but creates faulty behavior

On the following configuration -Asus Sabertooth X79 -Intel Core i7 3930K -8 of these 8Gb RAM http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl8_ethtool.htm One of these RAM is failing. When I plug it ...
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I have been told to accept one error with Memtest86+

Bought a new computer back in August with 4x4 GB RAM. Had problems with the RAM. They sent me four new sticks, which also generated errors. Singled out four sticks (from the eight I now had) that ...
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Weird Memory Problems with Memtest86 Results [closed]

I'm having some trouble with one of my memory modules. The unit in question is a GSkill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL. I started noticing my computer was acting up yesterday when I started getting artifacts ...
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is running mismatched pairs of RAM sticks likely to cause memtest86 errors?

I put 4 4GB sticks in my ASUS G53 notebook, and memtest86 is giving me errors. CPU-Z says they're running at 1.50V, CL/tRCD/tRP/tRAS of 9/9/9/24. Unfortunately I'm running twinned pairs, Corsair in ...
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Windows 7 x64 installation freezes on new PC build

Symptoms While attempting to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on my new PC build, it freezes usually at the point where it is expanding the windows image, but has frozen as early as accepting the licence ...
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Is there a faster way to test RAM than memtest86+?

I have a couple of PCs with 8GB of RAM and for quick checks I'm using an Ubuntu live CD, but in case of troubles I have to resort to memtest86+. However, memtest86+ is taking quite a while to ...
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Why are the failing addresses in Memtest86+ higher than my total memory?

Context Feel free to skip this section. I ramble a bit. This is a desktop computer. My motherboard is a MSI P67A-C45. The two memory modules are 4GB DDR3-1333 in DIMM 1 and DIMM 3, dual channel. A ...
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System Memory: Only half is being displayed

Using multiple tools, I have verified that my computer can "see" that 8GB of RAM is installed, but only is using 4GB of ram. I've seen this behavior with: Memtest86+ 4.20: Memory SDP Information ...
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one error on memtest test , is it bad?

I have a computer with 2 memory modules, I have run it through a memtest test, and it come up with just one red line that point me to just one Error-Bit. Based on the fact that currently i am not ...
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Memtest passes all 4 sticks of ram when ran solo, but not when together

I've got a computer with some mixed ram. I started getting BSOD's so I suspected a ram issue. Pulled all ram but 1 stick and tested it with memtest, then repeated with the process with the other 3 ...
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Installing two RAM sticks causes problems; using only one of them doesn't?

I have 1GB RAM in my machine - two 512MB sticks. When I run Windows Memory Diagnostics with both memory sticks installed it reports errors. If I install just one stick then there are no errors at all. ...
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How do I interpret the statistics of a memtest run?

I have a notebook here that I suspect has a faulty memory module. I therefore downloaded Memtest86+ and let it run. Note that the screenshot is not my actual one, it's provided by memtest86+ How ...
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Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest

In a new PC I had constantly BSoD. I tracked it down to bad memory modules and took them back to the shop. Specifically the RAM was Corsair. Anyway they said they will do test on memory to confirm. ...
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Do errors in Memtest86+ definitively mean something is wrong with my RAM?

I recently built a new computer for somebody. Everything seemed fine at first, but when I went to install the OS (tried both Windows XP and Windows 7), both installers would fail. XP failed with a ...
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How can I determine which RAM module is failing Memtest86?

One or many of the memory cards out of total 4GB (4x1GB) are failing. The following is memtest progress screenshot. It is always pointing to memory at 19xx MB and 50xx MB. Error bits are always ...
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Do these memtest86 results indicate a defective memory module?

I just ran memtest86 and I received these results (the picture is from the 4th test of the second pass): Obviously something really bad is happening. I guess that red row should not be there. Also ...
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How do I test the memory in my new machine?

Asus X58 Sabertooth w/24gb. Part of my standard setup routine on a new box is to toss a MemTest86 CD in and see if it complains, but even with the latest version I'm getting nowhere. All three ...
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Is my RAM ok when Memtest86+ says it is?

My computer is having... issues... I was thinking it might be the RAM or something. I have now ran Memtest86+ v4.10 for a while and so far it hasn't reported any errors. If Memtest86+ does not report ...
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Is this a RAM issue, the motherboard, or something else?

I just built a new computer. It has been behaving badly ever since I installed Windows. It all of a sudden started randomly blue screening at different times. I tried reinstalling Windows, it would ...
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System restarting without warning

I was running Windows 7 and from time to time it shutdown with no reason. I was thinking that it might be my fault, because I was using an x86 OS on a Intel Core Duo system with 4GB RAM. I just ...
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MEMTest86 showing wrong timings and frequency

HI! Is it ok that memtest86 is showing the wrong RAM timing? I have it set at 5-5-5-18 in my bios but is showing 8-5-5-18. Does this mean thats what win7 is seeing/using? Also its says its at 400 mhz ...
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memtest86+ error explosion, and then nothing

Over the last two weeks my desktop has seemingly all of a sudden become noticeably less stable: frequent BSODs (all with different error messages but all of which were related to memory), difficulties ...
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memtest86+ has over 2 million errors

I'm fixing a desktop for a friend, after their Windows installation died. Reinstalling windows led to numerous BSODs during installation (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL being the most common). After finally ...