Solved Memory test with memtest86

October 17, 2019 at 10:38:30
Specs: Windows 8.1 Ent, Core 2 Duo T7200
I have
HP Compaq nw8440, 2 GB single DDR2 SDRAM
see this https://imgur.com/xQweOvF
is there any issue with the stick?

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October 18, 2019 at 12:13:45
So memory stick 1 is faulty and memory stick 2 appears to be OK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
October 17, 2019 at 13:16:48
Deal with one issue at a time. Resolve the cmos battery first ( as in your second post).

Meanwhile... why are you thinking memory is faulty?


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#2
October 17, 2019 at 13:48:39
"is there any issue with the stick?"

It's pretty clear there were errors found.


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#3
October 17, 2019 at 15:57:45
Might just be the edge connectors on the stick require cleaning...?

Easy enuff to do.

Post back of you feel ok doing it. Removing (and re-inserting) ram is quite simple.


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#4
October 17, 2019 at 22:34:59
MUST TAKE A LOOK
"why are you thinking memory is faulty?"
because of error founds.
here is the new screenshot. https://imgur.com/lKirFE0

while, there is no issue in windows 10. it is working fine.
Thanks

message edited by raaz_hai


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#5
October 18, 2019 at 05:16:22
Please tell me, do I need to replace memory module? or it is working absolutely fine.
Furthermore, Kindly stay with me, I need to test another module. I will post new screenshot of the new test. I am testing one by one. I have total 2 modules.

By the way, As you see I ran memtest86 version 4.3.7 because version 8.2 did not run on this laptop. It took 11 hours and the test was not completed. Kindly tell me what time it should be taken?


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#6
October 18, 2019 at 08:48:03
"As you see I ran memtest86 version 4.3.7 because version 8.2 did not run on this laptop"

The reason is explained at the memtest86 website: "MemTest86 V8 supports only the newer UEFI platform, older PCs without UEFI support would be unable to boot MemTest86. In order to run MemTest86, PCs with legacy BIOS platform must use the older V4"
https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

"It took 11 hours and the test was not completed"

There is no "complete". Memtest86 runs continually until you stop it. You can also try memtest86+
https://www.memtest.org/

BTW, your link in response #4 doesn't work.


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#7
October 18, 2019 at 08:58:31
"BTW, your link in response #4 doesn't work."
copy or paste into the browser
https://imgur.com/lKirFE0
Kindly help.

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#8
October 18, 2019 at 09:14:29
#7 link works, #4 link does not.
#4 link = https://imgur.com/undefined

#7 shows 546 errors. What is your question?


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#9
October 18, 2019 at 09:36:00
Dear all,
I checked RAMS one by one.
See screenshot of the memory stick 1 - DDR 2GB https://imgur.com/JqFI3nM
After that I stopped.
See screenshot of the memory stick 2 - DDR 2GB https://imgur.com/G3g3ODX
Test is still running. Should I stop now?
Kindly tell me either both of the modules are in good condition or need to be replace?

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#10
October 18, 2019 at 12:13:45
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So memory stick 1 is faulty and memory stick 2 appears to be OK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
October 18, 2019 at 12:35:00
Any errors in memory are not acceptable and should be rejected. Many issues, problems, and errors will happen and get worse over time.
For best performance replace the memory sticks in matched pairs.
If you are not particular you will need to choose the closest in all specs, size, speed, latency, etc. to still use the old good one again.
Check the prices and you will probably find that a pair are not that much more than a single.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#12
October 18, 2019 at 13:13:11
Thank you everyone. I will definitely replace memory stick 1 from the vendor as it is under warranty.

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#13
October 18, 2019 at 15:24:37
Crucial.com is one of the best sources. They have a wee small app (very safe) which you can download and run. It determines exactly what the system is, which memory configurations are viable, and also hard drive specs. etc..

Sometimes you can find their recommended RAM modules elsewhere, (e.g. Amazon, Egghead...) a little cheaper than their listed prices; similarly their SSD. customer service is good/excellent based on my own experience.


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#14
October 18, 2019 at 15:37:17
Aha, I see your magic words in #12 - it is under warranty.

GO FOR IT.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#15
October 18, 2019 at 23:20:26
"under warranty"??? how old is this thing? 15 yrs? Did you buy this as a "used PC"??

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#16
October 19, 2019 at 01:43:16
LOL. hahaha. I understand what your people are thinking, this warranty is actually from local trader/vendor for a very short period.
@sluc. Yes it is a used PC.
@trvlr. I have searched "wee" it is an android phone app. How can I check PC with it? I don't understand.
Thank you everyone.

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#17
October 19, 2019 at 03:08:11
"@trvlr. I have searched "wee""
It's the Scottish way of saying small.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/syste...


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#18
October 19, 2019 at 03:08:41
wee small = very small

The utility is downloaded when you allow crucial to scan the computer.


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#19
October 19, 2019 at 03:11:17
It is indeed Scottish (and Tyneside - Geordie too) for small. Combining wee and small makes it very small

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