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    Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    I kept getting a blue screen on loading windows even in safe mode, so i tested the ram.

    Memtest gives me a pass
    Gold Memory gives me a pass

    But Docmemory gives me a fail.

    The computer is a HP workstation and has 2 sticks of ram and docmemory fails both of them when put individually or together.
    I tried some standard DDR2 but PC would just beep and not boot up. Probably needs ECC which i don't have.

    so which diagnostics software should i trust?

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    Re: Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    Take worst case - memory can cause BSOD problems and the results are consistent with that.

    Did you use Memtest or MEMTEST86+? Mmtest86+ is reputed to be a better test environment.
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    Re: Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    I used memtest86+

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    Re: Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    For how long?

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    Re: Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    untill it said pass. so about an hour or so.

    i didn't run a loop

    docmemory gave me a fail within 5 minutes.

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    Re: Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    Well unless there's a bug in docmemory I'd also tend to take the worst case scenario.

    I'd also let memtest run overnight to be sure.

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    Re: Ran 3 memory test programs. 2 passed 1 failed

    cool
    will do

    I just tried installing windows xp, and i got BSOD there during the setup. so it looks like a definite memory issue.

    thanks guys

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