Here are some detailed instructions on how to use memtest... Thanks to Magglass and SongCloud for suggesting it.Step 1: Downloading Memtesthttp://www.memtest.org/
Go here to download memtest. Go to Download (Pre-built and ISOs)
Get the file that is named Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
It should be under v.2.11 (or the latest version at the time)
Unzip the file once you download it. You should have a .iso
file in the unzipped directory.Step 2: Downloading and Burning a Boot Disc with Burncdcchttp://www.terabyteu...ee-software.htm
Go here and download Burncdcc.
Go to the unzipped folder
and double-click on "BURNCDCC.EXE
The program should come up...
Click on "Browse
" and open up the .iso file that you unzipped earlier.
Click on "Read Verify
," to scan the disc after it is burned to make sure it's written properly (optional
Pop in a blank CD
(CD-R, CD-RW, any type of CD should be ok)
Click on "Start
Once the disc has been burned, the tray will auto eject
the CD. Step 3: Using the Memtest Diagnostic
Now you should have a bootable CD
that has memtest on it.
This program tests your RAM and checks if it is in good condition.
Once you have the CD, you should take out all sticks of RAM
from your computer except one.
Boot from the disc, and run the memory test for at least 7 passes.
After this test passed or failed, try the other stick of RAM (if there is another).
Run this test overnight
if you want to.What if?If the test fails with one stick of RAM, it may be faulty, and you should get it replaced if it is still covered under its warranty. Before you buy a new stick though, make sure that you are not mixing and matching RAM from different vendors, as this may cause a problem with some motherboards. If you are not, then try cleaning the motherboard's RAM socket with a cloth and some compressed air.
http://www.dummies.c...our-laptop.htmlRead this to find out how to remove RAM on a notebook.http://www.associate...ter.html?cat=59Watch this video to remove RAM on a desktop.Post back with the results, and good luck troubleshooting.