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Possible RAM failure?


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#1 princeofthem5

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

Hello guys!

 

I have a Lenovo G470, Intel Core i5 2450M, 8GB RAM currently running on 64-bit Windows 8 Pro. During the course of installation I've had a lot of issues including a BSOD that won't allow me to enter the OS which in return I had to re-format and re-install the OS. Currently the OS is successfully installed but noticed that when I restart my laptop, it won't load any of my drivers including wireless, sound and I can't adjust my brightness whatsoever. It went back to normal only when I made a proper shut down. When I restart my laptop again, the same thing happen. Could it be that my RAM is almost at the end or could it be a different problem?



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:58 AM

Verify the health status of RAM modules by running memtest86+ . Follow the instructions in the below guide and run memtest for at least 7 or more passes. The more passes you can do are better. It may take several hours to complete 7 passes, so it is better to run over night.

Here are the instructions for running memtest: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html

 

If all of the RAM sticks pass then you may have another problem which another member of the forum can probably help you with (I don't know a lot about Windows 8 to be honest). If they don't, then make sure to take note of part 3 to try and narrow it down.

 

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