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Old 07-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems like I may have corrupt ram, been getting a lot of blue screens that quickly reboot, the only thing i have caught is something about memory so I thought it might be corrupt. How do I check that?

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memtest86 Memtest86 - Download Page let it run for 4 to 6 hours and look for errors.

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Hey AdamW,
Welcome to T.F.!!

Usually blue screens means, bad memory, so to check that go to - Memory Diagnostic

Over there, download the latest version ISO image. Then burn the ISO on to a CD. And then you boot off the CD, and the memtest program will run automatically. This will scan your RAM, for errors. If it detects a lot of errors, than it is bad memory.

edit: Run it for a good couple of hours, like hefemeister said.


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