Solved How can I test RAM cards

June 30, 2019 at 13:15:47
Specs: Windows 7
How can I test the RAM cards in my eMachines ET1331G-05W ? It appears that one is bad - or could it be the motherboard or the BIOS or the OS, which is Win7 Home Premium?

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#1
June 30, 2019 at 13:21:57
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You don't say how many RAM sticks but let's assume there are two. Just try each one, one at a time, in each position - that will give you a clue. If you have a working machine then here's a test:
https://www.memtest86.com/

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#2
June 30, 2019 at 20:55:47

Follow the suggestion in #1 above. If errors are shown then try the following. Many times the contacts are just oxidized. Remove the modules one by one and use an eraser to clean the contacts on the module. Then snap each module in and out 4 or 5 times to burnish the board contacts. If the modules.

Retest using memtest86.


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#3
July 1, 2019 at 05:59:05
Good point from OtheHill. Often RAM troubles can be fixed by using a soft pencil eraser on the edge connectors and the burnishing as described..

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#4
July 4, 2019 at 07:40:19
Windows 7 has a built in test for memory sticks, you can run it if you

click on the Start Button
in the search field, enter: Windows Memory Diagnostic
follow the on-screen instructions

As stated above, if you think one stick to be bad, remove all but that stick, and proceed with the test.
If you think all sticks are OK, put as many as possible, and run the test.

If you system doesn't even boot, at least one stick will be bad ..


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