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Finally Found Whats Wrong With My Ram?


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:38 AM

I hope this is finally the last post I make about this problem.

After thinking the reason my monitor sometimes will stop displaying in the middle of games, is an overheating problem, I tried my graphics card with no fan on it, and even though when I touched it it burnt my hand (literally) it was still running fine. Then after all this time, I remember that I first started having this whole problem when I bought new ram, in February.

So last night I decided to run memtest, and got an error. This is what it says:

Tst-8 Pass -14 failing address = 00026a56dd4 Good -00000000 Bad/ err-bits -00020000 Count chan- 1


So you guys think replacing the ram (it has a lifetime warranty), will fix my problem? Also, I bought this as a set of 512x2. Should I return both? I'll scan them tonight again individually to see which is the bad one.

Edited by Sterling14, 27 June 2007 - 06:40 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:22 AM

If your getting a failure from memtest I would return it, make sure that they are going to replace it with the same model if you are running dual channel, if you are running dual channel and this module is no longer available see if they will allow you to return both to get a matched pair.

What motherboard and what make and model in your RAM?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:54 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 (board model too) and I had put new DDR400 Wintec Ampo in it. I bought them from Newegg, and I'm going to RMA them back. I found which one was bad, and my computer is working great with it out. too bad though I have to send back both sticks for an RMA :thumbsup: . I'll have to deal with going from 1gb to my old stick of 256 laying around until they return it.
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