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#1 Shevie

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

Hello BleepingCOmputer, feels good not to be in the Security section. :] But I did a Memtest to test my memory but I have no clue how to read the results of it. So i need some guidance. The main reason i did it is because I play this morpg(?) game called World of warcraft and I have been struck with some "Failed to Read Data" Error causing the game to close...constantly.

Pics of memtest results: ( sorry for the crappy Glare )

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Edit: Give the pics some time to load. Though they are not that big. <.<

I wrote down the important part(?) in case you can not see it.

Athlon 64 (0.09) 1990 MHz
L1 Cache: 128k 16310 MB/s
L2 Cache: 512K 4052 MB/s
Memory: 1407m 1727 MB/s
Chipset: AMD K8 (ECC: Dissabled)
Settings: Ram: 199 MHz (DDR398) CAS: 3-3-3-8/ DDR-1 (128 Bits)

The results, basically show, from what I have seen, 2 Errors on Test 5. Though it says 20, The same two errors keep repeating. Also, This was running for about 8 and 1/2 hours. Im thinking i might need a new something (ie: Ram, memory...etc.) But i honestly am not 100% sure so I am hoping someone can clear this up for me. I would really like to gewt back to WoW asap. :thumbsup:

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:56 PM

Your RAM has gone bad. If the tests were normal, there would be no items in red. How long did it take before the errors started showing up in Memtest?

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:18 PM

Ahh I see. Not too long actually. After Test 5 ran for the first time, both errors popped up. So i guess purchasing new RAM will fix my problem?

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:58 PM

It is possible to test each stick of RAM individually to see which one is broken. You remove all but one stick of RAM and run Memtest for a while, if that stick passed, remove it and install the next one and run the test again. Keep repeating until you find the bad stick. Then, all you have to do is replace that one memory stick. Alternatively, if you want to give your PC more RAM than you had before, you can buy more RAM and install it as a memory upgrade. This would replace the broken memory and give you more than you had before. Finally, you can simply replace all RAM sticks in your PC if you don't want to bother with the hassle of testing.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:49 AM

Thanks, I will probably just buy some more RAM and add to my memory. :] Though I am tempted to test them individually as well, just for the heck of it. Thanks By the way. :thumbsup:




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