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  1. Memory Issue or Test issue??

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

    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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    fail.

    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??







  2. Re: Memory Issue or Test issue??

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












    On Apr 13, 9:50 am, bill wrote:

    > I'll try to make this short, but need to give all the details,
    > so......
    >
    > 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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    > fail.
    >
    > 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??











  3. Re: Memory Issue or Test issue??

    On Apr 13, 10:55 am, bill wrote:
    > Update. After changing memory locations, slot 0 to slot1 and vise
    > visa, wifes' reboot issue in WOW has not happened.
    >
    > On Apr 13, 9:50 am, bill wrote:
    >
    > > I'll try to make this short, but need to give all the details,
    > > so......

    >
    > > 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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    > > fail.

    >
    > > 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??


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  4. Re: Memory Issue or Test issue??

    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

    On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:55:18 -0700 (PDT), bill wrote:

    >Update. After changing memory locations, slot 0 to slot1 and vise
    >visa, wifes' reboot issue in WOW has not happened.
    >
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    >On Apr 13, 9:50 am, bill wrote:
    >
    >> I'll try to make this short, but need to give all the details,
    >> so......
    >>
    >> 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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    >> fail.
    >>
    >> 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??

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  5. Re: Memory Issue or Test issue??

    On Apr 13, 7:21*pm, Ben Myers
    wrote:
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:55:18 -0700 (PDT), bill wrote:
    > >Update. After changing memory locations, slot 0 to slot1 and vise
    > >visa, wifes' reboot issue in WOW has not happened.

    >
    > >On Apr 13, 9:50 am, bill wrote:

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

    >
    > >> 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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    > >> fail.

    >
    > >> 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??- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Good to know, thanks, i was going the 3.4 version

  6. Re: Memory Issue or Test issue??

    FYI: If you are running 32-bit Windows operating system, the max memory it
    likely will recognize is 3.3-3.5 GB. You need a 64-bit version of Windows to
    recognize up to 8 GB of RAM.
    HH


    "bill" wrote in message
    news:2ad3146a-e0de-48f1-87b6-8715915209e0@8g2000hsu.googlegroups.com...
    On Apr 13, 7:21 pm, Ben Myers
    wrote:
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:55:18 -0700 (PDT), bill
    > wrote:
    > >Update. After changing memory locations, slot 0 to slot1 and vise
    > >visa, wifes' reboot issue in WOW has not happened.

    >
    > >On Apr 13, 9:50 am, bill wrote:

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

    >
    > >> 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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    > >> fail.

    >
    > >> 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??- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Good to know, thanks, i was going the 3.4 version


  7. Re: Memory Issue or Test issue??

    I had this happen to me with a Giga-byte board.
    One of the RAM slots failed. I RMA'd the board & it's worked flawlessly
    since.

    To isolate this, try 1 stick. Then try next stick in the same slot. Repeat
    until all 4 sticks have been in the first slot.
    If the RAM is good, all sticks will report as such with Memtest86.

    Then go to the next slot & keep repeating until all sticks are tested in all
    slots.

    With fingers crossed you should see a pattern.



    "bill" wrote in message
    news:2de662ac-dc5b-4464-9bdd-0025018831c5@24g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    > Update. After changing memory locations, slot 0 to slot1 and vise
    > visa, wifes' reboot issue in WOW has not happened.
    >
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    > On Apr 13, 9:50 am, bill wrote:
    >
    >> I'll try to make this short, but need to give all the details,
    >> so......
    >>
    >> 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 (http://www.memtest86.com/) 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
    >> fail.
    >>
    >> 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??

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