Memory Issue or Test issue??

Discussion in 'HP' started by bill, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. bill

    bill Guest

    I'll try to make this short, but need to give all the details,

    i have basically a gaming system for my wife. Built it for xmas and
    because i went high end with video card, i only got 2 gigs RAM. For
    these few months, system has been ROCK SOLID, never a crash, fast as
    fast......everything great.

    Found RAM, same type i have in, had rebate going so i picked up
    another 2 gigs.Shortly after install, system would kick out of WOW and
    back to desktop, giving memory error. You could always relaunch
    without reboot and launch WOW again till it happened again. Pulled
    new 2 gigs and system went back to flawless operations.

    Downloaded free memory tester ( and did some
    testing. I decided to do a baseline test using only known good 2 gigs
    ram. Test fails hard and locks up system.Move 64k block test. And this
    was with first 2 gigs ram that works without errors.Swapped ram with
    new, was able to quickly isolate one defective chip, other seems good.
    NOW back to old ram that works flawless, installing both sticks, tests
    fails as stated above.BUT, if i take system down to 1, 1 gig stick and
    test one at a time, both sticks pass, without a problem, multiple
    tests. IF i move one of these sticks to memory slot 1 instead of zero,
    they still test fine. Only when both sticks are in does memory test

    ANd now as i writing, wife informs me my flawless system just rebooted
    on it own, FIRST failure every. This is 1st ram, so i just swapped
    slots, but not ram. Moved ram in slot 0 to slot 1 and vise visa. SEEMS
    to be doing okay.

    someone got some idea's??
    bill, Apr 13, 2008
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    bill Guest

    Update. After changing memory locations, slot 0 to slot1 and vise
    visa, wifes' reboot issue in WOW has not happened.
    bill, Apr 13, 2008
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    bill Guest

    bill, Apr 13, 2008
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    Ben Myers Guest

    I have found the latest version of MEMTEST-86, Version 3.4, to be problematic,
    showing numerous memory failures. I've reverted back to MEMTEST-86 Version 3.3
    for all memory testing I do... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Apr 14, 2008
  5. bill

    bill Guest

    Good to know, thanks, i was going the 3.4 version
    bill, Apr 14, 2008
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