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noor parkar

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hi all,
my problem is i want to check my 512 memory
i am having famous tool memtest tool(downloaded) in floppy
i restarted windows and boot from floppy
it started checking memory
but from the beginning it started showing test failed.
following test failed
mats +
invc +
lrand +
....
...
...

....(list ingnored)
and also extended tests failed

what it means.
does it mean my memory is bad or i can disable some options from bios. such as caching ...

please let me know your view.

thanks,
noor
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hello

could you please tell me the make, model and just the specs of you ram please

is it SDRAM or DDR or DDR2??

ry
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noor parkar

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hi,
it is 512 DDR Dimm memory

also when i run same tool in other computer. all tests passed.

but not this one. what could be the problem.
memory or something else.
thanks,
noor
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what make of ram is it?

i would presume that there is a problem with the memory, if however you are still unsure you could try putting the RAM into another computer (if compatible) and then running it from there.

if there is a problem with the RAM then i would just buy some more, you can get very good RAM for very low prices, you just have to shop around!

if you can, try going to www.crucial.co.uk (or .com if in the US)
this will tell you what type of ram you have and what you should be looking at to get some new RAM!

its very easy to install so don't worry on that part!!

let me know what you decide to do

ry
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noor parkar

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Thanks once again.
since machine is in warranty . i sent this machine to the provider. i reported the problem as RAM problem
so they will check and will replace if required.
i also sent them all tests that i runned from memtest tool.

second thing, i cannot test this RAM in anther system. this system is different in make and model.
hp compaq dx2200

so the RAM is not compatible with other systems. or i am not having similar systems here.

ok.
take care
bye
noor
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If your memory is compatible with your system (i.e. correct speed) and Memtest fails, you have bad RAM. Warranty it! :whistling:
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Just out of curiosity, is this newly installed RAM? If you installed it yourself be sure that you placed it in the recommended slots (if there are 4 they're usually called (A1,B1,A2,B2). Unless you have never messed with the RAM it may be worthwhile trying different configurations like one stick instead of two, etc...
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