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    Two faulty RAM sodimm modules at once?

    Hi everyone

    My Dell Precision M6600 started acting up. The Dell diagnostics indicated memory problems. I have 2 x 4gb modules. I tried each in both slots. It errored on both modules (tried individually) and both slots.

    The error code is 2000-0122.

    I find it hard to believe both modules would fail at once.

    I don't have a third module to test

    Is there any chance this is a motherboard or CPU (memory controller?) at fault? Or could both sticks indeed be faulty?

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    Re: Two faulty RAM sodimm modules at once?

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    Is there any chance this is a motherboard or CPU (memory controller?) at fault? Or could both sticks indeed be faulty?
    Yup - but the only way to know is to swap them out

    I've just chucked out a old motherboard today with a bad memory controller. It would always fail at roughly the same address, no matter how many sticks, or which sticks were installed. I tried with over 6 sticks from varying brands and out of known working systems, it was defo the board that was the issue.
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    Re: Two faulty RAM sodimm modules at once?

    Look for scratches on the PCB on the traces going to the memory module sockets.

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