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Old RAM probably damaged. Safe to try new RAM?


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My computer has recently been having BSOD's, booting problems, etc. I ran memTest86+ and memTest86 (the boot versions). Both froze while scanning, so I'm guessing there might be a problem with the RAM. I have some other RAM I could try and replace the old problematic one wth, yet I'm worried about damaging the new RAM too.

Is it possible that damage could be done to the new RAM stick too, because of perhaps a faulty motherboard or something? Or would it be safe to try?
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My computer has recently been having BSOD's, booting problems, etc. I ran memTest86+ and memTest86 (the boot versions). Both froze while scanning, so I'm guessing there might be a problem with the RAM. I have some other RAM I could try and replace the old problematic one wth, yet I'm worried about damaging the new RAM too.

Is it possible that damage could be done to the new RAM stick too, because of perhaps a faulty motherboard or something? Or would it be safe to try?


Memtest doesn't usually crash with ram errors. It usually just records them and goes on.

6) My computer crashed after running MemTest for 3 hours!

MemTest cannot directly cause your computer to crash, but there are indirect reasons this can happen. There are two likely possibilities. One is that your computer detected a RAM error during the memory test, and is set to reboot when this occurs. Check your BIOS for such a setting. Alternatively, your machine overheated due to the heavy workload MemTest puts on the CPU and RAM. Check that your fans are clean and functioning properly, and find out if your motherboard comes with software to monitor CPU temperature while Windows is running.

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