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    Memtest results = Normal?

    Just ran MemTest for about 45 minutes, and got 495 errors. See below for screenshot;



    Is this normal? It went through all the tests (1-8 iirc) and then began again... I took that shot before it started again.


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    That tends to mean that something's wrong. Could be the CPU or motherboard, but the most obvious culprit is, oddly enough, memory.

    Are you actually getting any problems when using your computer normally?

    Try testing sticks one by one. If only one turns out to be generating errors, try it in different DIMMs.
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    yes, I have been having problems, quite bad lagging.

    See thread: http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=71253

    I thought it may of being the CPU, but I'm starting to think it may be the memory.

    The interference (that I mentioned in the thread above), I got when doing a certain memory test too... a block moving test or something.



    I'll try seperate RAM sticks now, see if I still get as many errors.

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    don't forget to make sure u test same slot(s).

    what i mean by this if A=stick1,B=stick2,C=empty,D=empty

    when testing stick1, keep it in A, stick2, keep it in B if your board will let you, if put it in any slot other than A if you can.

    A mate of mine was (somewhat?) embaressed when RAM i'd sold him didn't work, turned out to be a dodgy slot on the mainboard!
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    Make sure you're using the latest version also - memtest86 1.65+

    good luck

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    Right, tested each stick, 512mb one got hundreds upon hundreds of errors, 256mb stick got ZERO.

    Looks like I need some new RAM!.


    @TheAnimus: I get ya - My mobo has to have the memory in order though, you can't stick it in Slot 3 or 2, it's got to be one, you can only use slot 2 and 3 if there is something already in slot 1.

    @Trojan698: See screenshot


    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XA04
    Right, tested each stick, 512mb one got hundreds upon hundreds of errors, 256mb stick got ZERO.

    Looks like I need some new RAM!.


    @TheAnimus: I get ya - My mobo has to have the memory in order though, you can't stick it in Slot 3 or 2, it's got to be one, you can only use slot 2 and 3 if there is something already in slot 1.

    @Trojan698: See screenshot


    Thanks guys.
    I once went to RGU (visit) and all computers there got like 100 errors over 10 runs (they were testing the computers before the start of term), so its not that uncommon. If you want error-free memory you need ECC.

    Any memory error will cause Prime95/SP2004 to error out. The number of mem errors is inversely proportional to the number of errors you got. I always keep the number of errors to <1 (averaged). It gets so annoying when the system crash when you doing important stuff
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    ^ I just looked at your system

    Now I can make an educated guess where my bandwidth is going lol.

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    RMA the ram if you can, it should be error free. Saying that, it is pc2100 so must be getting on a bit, you might be better off picking up some corsair value stuff from scan

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    I'd get some new memory. Memtest86+ is very good at showing memory errors.

    @arthurleung: Apart from my totally screwed Ballistix: all my RAM has passed memtest86+ with no errors (usually heavily overclocked)
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