RAM errors

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  1. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    i am getting random RAM errors and my coumpter shuts off. is there a program to tell if my RAM is defective and one to fix it?

    thanks
     
  2. n99nyrwg

    n99nyrwg New Member

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    Yes, download memtest and let it run overnight.

    *you still at the Citadel?
     
  3. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    yep :cool:
     
  4. JimboJones

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    Memtest is the standard for testing.
    I didn't think you could fix defective RAM.
     
  5. perry

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    RAM on my new system was giving me troubles. Prime95 would crap out after a couple minutes. Only way to get it stable was to drop the FSB, loosen the timings, or increase the voltage. I guess it's not defective per se, just not stable at rated timings using rated voltage.

    http://www.memtest.org/#downiso - download the ISO, burn to CD, boot w/ CD in, see what it tells ya. It can take quite a while for errors to pop up.

    Lots of memory has a lifetime warranty these days, so check on that before you plop down for new stuff.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    can't fix it. If it's defective, RMA it.
     
  7. n99nyrwg

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    Yup, what they said. If it's defective you can't fix it. Somehow I missed that part of your question.

    Have fun at the Citadel.
     
  8. JimboJones

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    Good call on trying different timings/voltages.
    I might need to try some of that on my crap RAM.
     
  9. FusionZ06

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    Yep sorry you're sol...better rma.
     

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