Posted by Christo on March 31, 2005, 2:12 pmPlease Register and login to reply and use other advanced options
just ran it
as i have had problems for a long time
sys spec is
AMD Athlon XP 2600
80gb IDE hdd
Gainward GeForce5200 256MB
MSI KT6V Motherboard
Crucial DDR333 PC2700 512MB (purchased brand new)
i have been getting CRC errors while installing big games and extracting
large files, this suggested to me a memory error
So for ages i had been meaning to run memtest86
i finally got round to it this evening
i ran it for 30 minutes
there were something like 4200 Errors thats four thousand two hundred!!!!
and only a pass rate of 3%
now after 3 minutes is this normal or is the memory i'm using totally FUBAR?
should i run memtest again for a longer length of time or is 4200 errors and
3% pass after 30 minutes conclusive evidence that i was right about
suspecting the problems (which i have had for a very very long time) with
CRC errors and IRQ errors were to do with the bad memory?
also i believe all crucial memory comes a lifetime warranty does it not? if
so could i go about returning it to crucial to get a replacement?
any advice would be greatly appreciated
Posted by Bob Day on March 31, 2005, 2:24 pm
With that many errors, it might not be the memory module
itself. Try reseating it. Some mainboards don't care what slot
you use -- check your mainboard manual -- you might try
-- Bob Day
Posted by Christo on March 31, 2005, 2:46 pm
i forgot to mention
i have had the problems with a previous board
an Abit NF7 2.0
plus that required the memory be in slot 1, as does this current board, so i
cant try it in another slot
Posted by William W. Plummer on March 31, 2005, 4:27 pm
Try a single memory DIMM at a time. Try a good DIMM in each slot.
Turn down the buss rate and maybe the CPU clock until no errors result.
Posted by philo on April 1, 2005, 2:49 am
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