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Old 01-28-10, 11:13 AM
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memtest86

i am running memtest86+ and read that you should run it for at least 7 passes.
I am confused on how to tell when i hit 7 passes.

The software has 3 numbers on the top right.
Pass x%
Test x%
Test #x

How do you know when you reach 7 passes?
would it be Pass 700% or would it be Pass 7%
Old 01-28-10, 11:39 AM
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Re: memtest86

I would more say 7 hours, not passes
Old 01-28-10, 01:23 PM
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Re: memtest86

From:
http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/di...ith_memtest86/
In the basic test, there are seven different tests. The “Pass” line shows you the overall progress of the test. The “Test” line is the progress of the current test. The “Test#” line shows which of the seven tests is currently running.
So when it's done with all the tests, the "Pass%" line will be 100%.

However, more important than the progress of the test, is the test results:
The following image is the test results area. The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, then you have bad ram. If you see any other number than “0″ in the “pass” line then your memory is good. It’s that easy!
Here's another Memtest+ guide:
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=409152
Old 01-29-10, 12:38 PM
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Re: memtest86

i have 4 memory slots and 4 dimms.
When i put all 4 in i was getting error so i am trying to isolate the problem.

put dimm1 in slot 1 -> no errors
put dimm2 in slot 2 -> no errors
put dimm3 in slot 3 -> ERRORS
took out dimm3 and put dimm4 in slot 3 -> no errors
put dimm3 in slot 4 -> ERRORS

at this point i figured dimm3 is the one causing errors so i put it in slot 1 with no other dimms but did not get any errors.

what would this mean?
should i rma it anyway?
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Re: memtest86

From:
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First, if you have multiple sticks of ram, test each one at a time by physically pulling all RAM except for the module you wish to check. Test each good ram module in every slot to confirm if you have a faulty module or a faulty DIMM slot. Yes…DIMM slots can fail too.
Try putting DIMM in only slot 3.
Old 01-30-10, 10:16 AM
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Re: memtest86

never mind.
i just didn't run it long enough.
now it is generating errors at slot 1.

I will never buy OCZ memory ever again.
First batch they sent me would not even allow my computer to go to POST.
and now for the replacement from newegg, 1 out of 4 is bad.

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