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Memory problem?

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#1 simored


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

I've been dealing for some time with frequent crashes (BSOD), most of the time with error related to memory (page fault in nonpaged area, ecc..). I run some tests with memtest on my RAM ( 2x1gb) and sometimes the output is a huge number of errors and sometimes I get no errors. I also tried to test single banks of memory and I didn't find any error in this case. I was wandering if this could be a motherboard problem. I would like to be sure before replacing my RAM.Could you please help me?Thank you


(Proc is an intel e6600, motherboard an Asus p5k. SO is Windows 7.)


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

One error...is the same as a thousand...when using Memtest 86+ to test RAM.


Did you test each module individually...in each motherboard slot?  It's time consuming but it helps define the problem.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

I tested them individually, yes, but not in each slot. When I test them individually I get no errors at all it seems. I should try to test them in each slot like you say. If I get errors in one particular slot the problem it's probably the motherboard, right?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:34 PM

Test them in each slot a hamluis suggested.  Sometimes it is that simple to swap slots to find a problem child, or sometimes even fix the problem.


Would not hurt to verify the memory voltage and timings in BIOS.  If memory timings and voltages are correct, then my next step would be to bump up the mem voltage by .1V and recheck to see if stability has improved.

Edited by dpunisher, 11 September 2013 - 03:34 PM.

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