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GPU artifacts and crash in so many ways that i think may be the board not the chips

the gpu is a powercolor amd rx 570 4gb. so this gpu is basically useless , i got it that way already so i don't know what caused but what happens is . for the start it not always boot , i have to move ...
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unable to burn memtest86.img EFI image to DVD

I looked https://www.memtest86.com/tech_booting-cd-dvd.html and I downloaded the file they link to there https://www.memtest86.com/downloads/memtest86-iso.zip And within it i'm not entirely sure what ...
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Some questions about the description about memtest86 CD/DVD ISO

I have some questions about the memtest86 CD/DVD ISO https://www.memtest86.com/tech_booting-cd-dvd.html It says "CD/DVD ISO images are no longer supported....we provide an (unsupported) CD/DVD ...
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What does a frozen Memtest86+ suggest about the cause of my WIFI troubles?

So for quite a while I've been having trouble with WIFI on my computer; it will sometimes have a really low download/upload speed (down to 0.3MBit/s on my HFC connection), othertimes those speeds will ...
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Is this memtest86 error definitely faulty RAM?

I am about to request a warranty exchange for a RAM module that has memtest86 errors. The memtest86 errors are attached. Before I'd do that I'd like to ask, is this definitely an error with my RAM ...
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Can unplugging your RAM stick and plugging it back in solve RAM errors/problems?

I asked this question on AskUbuntu, but have more specific hardware questions I'm asking here now. It seems my RAM was bad, since I found about ~6000 errors in Memtest86+, and I had 10+ freezes and ...
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Memtest86+: no signal after turning monitor off and on again

I want to run Memtest86+ overnight, but I need to turn my monitor off for that period. Unfortunately, every time I turn the monitor off while Memtest is running, when I turn it back on, it's getting ...
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Running Windows 2004 with defective RAM

Are there any solution to run Windows 10 2004 with a defective RAM module? Previous solution : bcdedit /set {badmemory} badmemorylist 0x.... 0x... bcdedit /set badmemoryaccess no doesn't work on ...
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Does ECC RAM provide statistics about the error correction?

I'm struggling between buying a consumer- vs. server-grade CPU, but this is in a context of SOHO usage. One of the benefits of server-grade CPUs is the support of ECC RAM. How important is this? ...
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Why would my computer freeze every time when using Memtest86+ 5.01

I have an "old" computer: Lenovo ThinkPad T61: Intel Core Duo processor T7100(1.8GHz), T7300(2GHz) 8GB RAM BIOS Version: 7LETC9WW (2.29 ) Xubuntu 20.04 I've been having some system freezes lately ...
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memtest86+ reports slightly less memory than expected

Recently I've been testing the memory on a bunch of laptops. I have tested 3 different laptops that each have a nominal 8GiB of memory. But memtest86+ reports different amounts of memory for each of ...
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Got an FM2+ computer from dumpster diving, replacement ATX 2.2 PSU not working

I found a FM2+ Computer, a ATC-120-ES21 Aspire T from Acer with an AMD A10-7800 CPU and a DAA78L/Kara motherboard. The original PSU is a crappy LiteON 300W model PS-6301-08A3 which I tried to replace ...
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How do I interpret these Memtest86+ results?

I recently ran Memtest86+ (5.01) on some Kingston EEC DDR (not 2, 3 or 4) in different configurations in an old A8N-E mainboard. Some of the tests resulted in errors, but now I'm having a hard time ...
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Boot memtest86 from hard drive

Is it possible to boot into memtest86 from the hard drive (i.e. add it to my Grub menu), without burning it to a CD/USB, or creating an extra partition. I expect it should be possible, because Debian ...
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How do I get memtest to see more than one core

I'm trying to use memtest86+ from the grub boot-loader. After running it I noticed that it said I had 1 core total. I have an Intel i5-4690K with 4 cores so that doesn't match up. How do I get it to ...
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What is Memtest86+ “failsafe” mode for?

When starting Memtest86+ version 5.01, there is a blinking message: ==> Press F1 to enter Fail-Safe Mode <== If I hit F1 there is the usual progression screen, except that the RAM information (...
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memtest86 doesn't seem to be testing all RAM memory

About a year ago I started getting application crashes and using memtest86 found one memory module had errors. This was one 2GB module in an 8GB configuration. It was under warranty so I got a ...
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When does memtest86+ stop?

I'm running memtest now for over 60 hours and don't really understand when it stops. As per the web it runs 12 tests. But are these tests run per memory slot? I have 6 slots and currently passed 21, ...
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Does that mean that my RAM is broken?

Memtest86+ has shown 4 passes and 19 errors, with 18 occurring in test 2, and one occurring in test 3. Does this mean the ram is faulty, how should I go about diagnosing which ram module is causing ...
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Errors with Memtest86 V7.5

I am having an issue with multiple tests, but it all started with Test6. I got 14 errors on it the first two passes. I read it might not be a bad stick. So, I went to my mobo manual (M5A97 LE R2.0), ...
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Laptop crashes all time

Ever since I got my laptop, it crashes all the time: The screen starts to become 'colourful' (small colourful squares instead of of the normal screen); The speakers start to buzz; I have no control ...
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Memtest86 result - Should I replace memory

I have a Windows 7 machine (about 8 years old) that is locking up frequently for 1 minute or so and then coming back to life. During a lock up the mouse and screen are OK but no click or actions get ...
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Faulty Ram? BSOD and Memtest errors

Two days ago, my Laptop started to create masses of BSODs. First randomly while using, then after every reboot, when desktop was loaded. Finally it was so bad that i cannot start my laptop anymore. ...
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Memtest86+ failing address, what does this mean?

My computer recently got a problem where whenever I turn on the computer I would see a blue screen telling me to remove disks or other medias. So I messed around and thought it was hopeless then I ...
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Properly testing ECC memory

I am currently in the process of burning in a server that employs ECC RAM. I am not quite sure how I should go about testing the memory though. Normally I would let memtest86+ run for a day or so, but ...
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Windows, Linux won't boot from any disk, were working before

I'm having a really strange problem. About a month ago I built a new computer. I installed Windows on it and later I bought another SSD and installed Fedora there. Everything has been working ...
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Memtest86 error for all rams in all slots

Yesterday my computer displayed a memory problem in dimm xx4 in BIOS mode. I ran the memtest86 with Ubuntu live CD and it displayed red error bars for a specific address in memory. I had 4 ddr2 ram ...
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memtest86+: tracking down a parity error, smart ideas needed

Okay guys, I really hope someone smart will hint me towards the right solution. I got a HP Z420 Workstation and I've upgraded the memory. I had 4x4GB before and I bought additional 4x4GB. All 8x4GB ...
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Memtest86+ errors. Anything to do about it?

I have the following results during a memtest86+ execution. I've identified which stick is faulty by running the test with only one stick at the time. Is there something I can do about this faulty ...
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Is it okay to interrupt Memtest86+?

My Wasta Linux machine has been freezing at seemingly random moments. (Not slowing down; only freezing to the point where it won't respond to any interrupts except a hard restart.) I'm running ...
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How to test whether ECC is working properly?

According to AMD Ryzen supports ECC memory, but they did not validate it, so we don't know whether this feature works properly. Is there a way to test whether ECC is working properly? Afaik. memtest86+...
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Why are my cache levels speed so low in Memtest86?

So my HDD recently failed and I'm testing the other devices in my laptop to see if its's worth it to replace the drive or if its better to buy a new PC (it's a bit old, 2012). This was my first time ...
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Windows/Linux hang issue - BSOD

System Details: DELL Latitude 3540 with Windows 7 & Ubuntu linux, dual boot. Observation: I see below error in windows 7 system logs frequently. Windows/Linux gets hanged 5 minutes ...
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How likely is it that I've encountered a MemTest+ bug?

I'm using my CPU, memory and board with the default, spec-defined voltages and frequencies. Yet if I run Memtest 5.01 (which installs alongside my Linux Mint 18) in SMP mode, my machine hangs at some ...
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memtest86+ crashes while running

I have a core i5-3230M CPU with a DDR3 RAM of 4Gb and I ran memtest86+, but when it gets on test 3 it crashes abruptly showing weird characters all over the screen. Is my RAM damaged or some other ...
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Different processor information using Memtest86+

I just checked my system's RAM using Memtest86+ but it shows a different processor information Intel core i7 but actually it is Intel® Pentium(R) CPU G3240 @ 3.10GHz dual core.Why there is different ...
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All Memory Modules Fails Memtest. CPU or Motherboard Issue?

Couple of days ago apps on my computer started shutting down by itself and the OS started reporting random missing files. I thought that my SSD was failing, but it passed integrity, performance and ...
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How to install Linux/Windows with bad RAM

I have a sub-notebook (Sony VAIO SVP) where Windows boots to a BSOD. By now, I have found out that the RAM has some errors. Since RAM, CPU and FlashDrive are solderd to the board and the warranty has ...
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Why does memtest keep saying I have RAM running at 0Hz?

So I have been running into problems with my computer rebooting ever twenty to five minutes, this was really annoying me so I decided to run memtest+ on it. Unfortunately, when I boot up the memtest, ...
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Memtest86+ which DIMM is failing?

First of all, I have no idea how to configure it. I made a photo of the screen to show what I got so far. My question is which of my 4 DIMMs is damaged?
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BIOS reports usable memory 8MB less than installed

I have 7168MB total of DDR3 RAM, in one stick of 1024MB and three of 2048MB. It seems that regardless of my memory configuration (I tried different sticks on their own), BIOS always states that there ...
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memtest86 taking a lot of time

I'm new to using memtest; my problem is that I've been running memtest86 now for about 13hrs and its only 90% in pass 2/4 ?? It's currently showing 25 errors. My question is: Is this in some way ...
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Is the RAM in my computer failing?

Today, I decided to turn on my old laptop and experienced several issues, including system hanging and numerous graphical issues. I decided to run Memtest86 v4.2 and received many errors: As I'm ...
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What's the deal with testing RAM?

Here's a little background: Desktop computer came to my desk with 32GB (4x8) DDR3 1600MHz non-ECC, a GTX960 graphics card, and an OS (Windows 7 Pro) that wouldn't boot. After an overnight memory test, ...
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Why does MemoryTest appear error in pass 2?

I have 4 slots RAM and 3 RAMs 2GB. Individually,I've tested : 1st slot with 1st RAM 2nd slot with 2nd RAM 3rd slot with 3rd RAM 1st slot with each RAMs Two RAMs together. All pass 1 are fine, but ...
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Incompatible memory modules, but memtest86+ shows no errors

I can't understand how is this possible: If I use two 4GB memory kit-s (4 modules, 8GB total) as soon as I boot there are ext4 errors (missing files, mysql indicates InnoDB corruption, etc). It's ...
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System instability + Memtest randomly shows error

i'm struggling with this problem where my ubuntu system (formerly BSODdding windows 7) is unstable. I decided to perform several memtest runs and on 2 out of 4 I had errors. The first one happened on ...
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I got a 64195 error in memtest. What should I do? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Essential G580 (59-358263) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) and running Windows 10 Pro (latest version). I’m getting blue screen of death (BSOD) a lot, mainly while gaming so I ...
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Discrepancies between Memtest86+ 2.11 and 5.01 test results

I am testing a few DDR-2 memory modules with Memtest86+. For one of the modules, Memtest86+ version 2.11 reports no problems while Memtest86+ version 5.01 reports four errors. I have tested the same ...
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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 re-...