DDR3 RAM test for errors

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  1. russkris

    russkris Member

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    Hi OCAU guru's,

    PC in sig.

    My PC is being a right turd at the moment.

    Normal operation(gaming, web etc) it is fine, maybe the occasional BSOD.

    Running DC it is hit and miss, if I just run BOINC it's fine, but if I add some cmd version of NCI goofyxgrid it will BSOD after a while for MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

    From what google tells me, it may be a ram stick on the way out.

    What is a good procedure to test the sticks? and weed out the bad one(s)

    Temps are 75c, ambient at 20-25ish
     
  2. Sven76

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    Run Memtest

    https://www.memtest86.com/

    You can always run single stick passes by removing all other sticks and leaving one in. Ideally run it for 13 passes cleared in my experience absolutely faulty will fail straight away maybe faulty by test 13.
    Also memory management is done by the cpu it may also be the memory controller.
     
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    Hi Sven, Thank you for your time to reply.

    I am guessing there is no way to test if it is the memory controller.

    I will do as suggested and check each stick for 13 passes.
     
  4. Sven76

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    Well ideally memory controller is diagnosed by replacing the cpu. Although bent pins etc can cause memory errors. This is less likely if the computer has been functioning fine for a while then suddenly has errors. Memtest is certainly the easiest to check first.
     

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