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icu222much December 5, 2012 09:07 PM

Garbled MemTest Result
I am testing my new RAM for errors and MemTest86 reported some errors I did not understand. It seems like something is wrong so I posted two pictures I took. I tested two separate sticks of RAM overnight.

Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM - Patriot Viper 4x4GB

imgur: the simple image sharer
imgur: the simple image sharer

I also ran Prime95 and Furmark for two hours and one pass (respectively) and my computer passed. I'm using a brand new Corsair TX750.

moocow December 5, 2012 09:27 PM

Are you using memTest or memTest86+? The first one is out of date while the latter supports the latest CPU.

Shadowmeph December 5, 2012 09:28 PM

so the stick that is doing that don't use.

icu222much December 5, 2012 09:33 PM

Sorry, I'm using MemTest86+.

moocow December 5, 2012 09:59 PM

I did a quick Google and it seem that this problem is not limited to your particular mix of hardware. Try the usual troubleshooting steps:

1. Make sure your RAM are seated properly.
2. Clear BIOS and make sure RAM speed and voltage are set correctly. Try manual voltage if you have to.
3. Try testing 1 stick of RAM at a time. If that fails, restart 1 stick test in a different slot.
4. Some suggest swapping GPU.
5. Some report trying a different PSU. Did you plug in the wrong power plug for the motherboard?

YoungMan December 5, 2012 10:02 PM

Use HCI memtest in Windows. It detected errors immediately when memtest86+ passed completely.

Silvgearx December 6, 2012 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by icu222much (Post 675761)
Sorry, I'm using MemTest86+.

Are you certain your using the right version? If its the plus version it should have a Red Plus. E.G "Memtest86+"

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