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#1 Ishta2000

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:01 AM

Hi All,

 

I have been having issues with infrequent BSOD like once a month if that for example.

I have narrowed it down to the RAM causing the issue but I cannot figure out which stick of RAM it is.

I have two 8GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM and can't tell which is the faulty one.

I have tried both separately and everything works fine but I know its the RAM because I have some spare 2GB sticks of RAM that I am currently using and have had no BSOD with them.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Cheers

 

 


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#2 CptnChrysler

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:39 AM   Best Answer

Memtest86+

 

http://www.memtest.org/


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#3 Ishta2000

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

Memtest86+

 

http://www.memtest.org/

 

Thanks Capt'n.


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#4 CptnChrysler

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:08 AM

No Prob, Just check with one stick installed at a time.


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#5 Master_Scythe

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:56 PM

if its REALLY faulty, sometimes the windows version of memtest can find it too. but you already have the best solution.


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#6 Ishta2000

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:10 AM

FYI I ran memtest and found the dodgy culprit. Not really worth buy 1x8GB stick though so will use 2x4GB sticks that I have for now and then upgrade later on.

 

Thank you for the help.

 

Cheers


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