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If memtest says “Boot error”, is it fatal?

I have an old Pentium 4 1.5Gz machine with 512MB of RAM (from around 2001) that I used as a Linux server/seedbox/playbox. It started having a problem mounting the root partition. I tried ...
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Screen Hangs randomly on Monitor

My Monitor screen hangs randomly, below are some instances:- Hanged while in boot menu itself. Hanged while running Memtest86+ using bootable USB. Hanged while running OS. case 1,2 shows it ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) i3 2.6GHz Ram Upgrade Crash

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 i3 2.6GHz M390 with 1333MHz 2GB memory with windows 8.1 32bit Operating System. I wanted to upgrade the RAM, i could not find any 1333MHz 4GB memory So i bought a DIMM ...
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Memtest Errors but Pass = 1

I ran memtest86 on my computer and got an error. However the output has a 1 in the pass column. What does this mean and is the RAM still faulty/at risk of BSOD?
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Interesting RAM hardware Issue

I am having an odd issue with my desktop computer. I have 8 GB of installed system memory, (MSI 990FXA-GD80 Mobo and AMD FX-6300 CPU) and occasionally, usually after changing settings in BIOS and ...
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Can I determine this RAM slot is damaged? [duplicate]

While playing around with some old parts, I ended up with the following hardware setup: Mobo: ASROCK 775Dual-VSTA (2x DDRII slots) RAM: 2x Kingston DDRII 533 1GB (KVR533D2N4/1G) I noticed ...
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Error on Memtest86 with 2 Modules

When running memtest86 with new 2x4GB modules I get some million errors. Testing them individually results in no errors at all. I already increased the voltage from 1,5V to 1,6V. I also reduced the ...
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New ram memtest hangs

I replaced a 2gb A-Data ram with 4gb corsair vengeance in my Sony VAIO vpcea12en. Old RAM and new RAM are exactly same configuration except that old one has 8 chips per face and new one has 4 chips ...
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MemTest86, 5 errors, what do they mean?

Alright guys, I've been having this problem with my PC lately where it will freeze suddenly, no Blue screen, it just stops. It's been a nonstop issue, so I decided to do some testing to find out what ...
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Is memtest relialable?

when i start to play some demanding game my computer either restart with BSOD without any usefull information right away or system starts to act weird (weird chars in browser, unstability). System is ...
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Are there any memory tests that will identify the slot where an error occured?

I'm experiencing symptoms that in the past have always led to a RAM issue, but in the past have had to go through the incredibly tedious process of working through a variety of lengthy RAM tests that ...
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Memtest throws same error after replacing memory module. MB issue?

I received a faulty computer with weird errors. My suspicion was a bad memory and after running memtest it found a lot of errors as soon as I started it (around the 1504th MB). Bought a new one and ...
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Interpreting memtest results - 0 MHz?

I have tried to install Ubuntu on a laptop width damaged Windows, and it gave me an error. After some checks, the only that give some strange results is memtest86+. I don't know how to interpret ...
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Is MemTest86+ Testing All My Memory?

I have a Lenovo D20 workstation that's crashing on boot. 64GB of memory are installed, but /proc/meminfo reports only 2.94GB available, so I'm running memtest86+ to check for memory errors. The system ...
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Adding more RAM to Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 rev. 1.0 makes it extremely slow

Summary: Using the motherboard mentioned at the title, adding the DDR2 modules (from 4 GB to 8 GB) caused extreme slowdown. Memtest86+ reveals that probably reading the upper 512 MB works, but is ...
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BSOD that started today: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, 0x0000001A and 0x0000001E

first of all, this is my system: MOBO Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3. Intel i5 2310. Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost. 4 GB of RAM 1333, Kingston. PSU Corsair TX550M. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits. Ok, to the issue. ...
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Processor wrong using Memtest86

I am running MemTest86 4.2 on a Mac Pro that has ubuntu installed on it. The /proc/cpuinfo file tells me it has two Intel Xeon X5550 installed as I expected. MemTest86 has Intel Core i7 2660Mhz in the ...
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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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Why does memtest show two DIMM1 locations?

I was troubleshooting some problems with my laptop memory, and I saw something weird in the DMI information popup: Is that a bug in memtest, or do I have a problem with my laptop's hardware?
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How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
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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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Booting memtest86 with kexec

I have a Chromebook (Samsung Series 5) that does not have a BIOS and cannot boot from USB. From recent random crashes, I am suspecting that the RAM is broken, and would like to run memtest86. I ...
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What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?

In an effort to diagnose the cause of random resets and freezes I have been running a series of stress tests on my two year old computer. Thus far the machine has passed nine hours of the Prime95 ...
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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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Different memtest results on different systems

I wanted to test my systems RAMs and used memtest86+ 4.20. On the first system it show errors when it reached about 40% and in random pattern test for all my RAMs. But when I test those RAMs in my ...
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Determining Bad RAM With Memtest86

I recently updated a notebook from 4gb to 16gb, but apparently one of the new RAM chips is bad. I ran Memtest86 and it almost immediately started spitting back errors. Is there a way to determine ...
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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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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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How many passes are enough with Memtest?

My computer hangs at random on multiple occasions and on different OSes today, requiring me to hit the reset button. I suspect it could be a memory problem and did a memtest with memtest86. It went ...
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Remove memtest from usb

A while ago I had some hardware issues with my desktop and used a USB stick to put a bootable memtest on it to do some diagnosis (at the time it was that one of the memory sticks was bad). Fast ...
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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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What else can cause memtest failures? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MemTest is returning large numbers of errors in Test 7, no matter what ram I use I was having trouble with my Ubuntu box so I ran memtest86 and there were failures. I ...
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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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USB Legacy Support, Memtest86+ reboot, and booting from usb flash:

I'm having issues with my rig so I decided I probably should do a full hardware sanity check. I always start with Memtest86+, the very latest version. I discovered that my computer resets while ...
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Windows 7 Recurring Blue Screens: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x1A

I have recurring BSODs that really have me scratching my head. Here's a look at the errors: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x1A (ntoskrnl.exe) - I've seen this 9 times since April 2012 NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM 0x24 ...
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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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memtest86+ on 4x4gb corsair 1600mhz vengeance dl9 lp

First I had 4x2gb corsair and my system was running flawlessly. Then I bought myself 4x4GB Corsair 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 Vengeance DL9 (LP), and when I put all 4 modules in (thus removing all four old ...
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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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Does Grub2 support Memtest86+ iso files?

Does Grub2 support Memtest86+ iso files? If it's supported: How could I write a grub entry in grub.cfg in order to boot the Memtest86+ iso file?
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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. ...