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Motherboard only works with 2 stick of memory instead of 4

Configuration: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 MoBo: TUF B450-PLUS GAMING (wtih lastest bios update) RAM: HyperX Fury 8 Go (4x 4Go) DDR4 2400 MHz CL15 GPU: Nvidia GTX 960 OS: Windows 10 ...
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Is Memtest86 only seeing 16G of the 24G of installed RAM?

I've just installed some new ram, and thought I'd run an overall memtest to make sure it's all working well. Here's an image of the screen as it is right now. The section that reads: Testing: xxxxM -...
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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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3200 Mhz ram showing errors in memtest with xmp disabled

I recently built a new pc and was having some issues installing some heavy games and also BSODs. I started memtest and it returned around 3000 errors in 8 minutes. The ram was running at 2133 mhz ...
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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-...
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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 should ...
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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 stability ...
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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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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 ...