I did the Memtest86+ with seven passes

By anttg408
Jan 28, 2012
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  1. So I did the memtest and its defiinetly my memory / hardrive I got 686 errors. What do I do now ? And the proccess of doing whatever I need to do?

    Thank you guys for helping me really narrow down this Problem.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    Errors with the memory or hard drive or both? If it is memory, you will have to replace the bad stick if you have more than one memory stick installed. If it is the hard drive, a disk check while attempting to repair, might fix it
  3. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I think its my memory and how much would a new memory stick cost. but if it is my hardrive I have already disk chkd.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    So it is your memory that gave you 686 errors when you ran Memtest86 right? How many memory sticks are installed on the motherboard? One or two or...?
  5. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    yeah when i ran memtest 86 i got the 686 errors. And im not sure if i have 2 or one and how would i check that?
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    The cost of new RAM depends on the capacity and speed of each stick and whether it is DDR, DDR2 or DDR3. What kind do you have?
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    You have to take the side off the computer and look for 2 or more long skinny connectors along side the CPU fan. Memory looks like this:
    http://timetobleed.com/memprof-a-ruby-level-memory-profiler/
  8. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Okay so i opened it and i actually have 4 ram sticks but when i opened them i cleaned them and put them in different spots. so what should i do with the ram sticks??
  9. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    and i have a DDR3 XMS3 CORSAIR
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    So after cleaning and moving the ram sticks, are you still getting errors?
  11. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    yeah i still got errors but i took out 2 ram sticks and its been about 14 hours and i haven't got a BSOD.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    Good, so one of those RAM sticks you took out is bad. It is very rare that more than one stick goes bad in a computer
  13. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Great well thanks for eveything ill let you guys know if anything. But i took out 2 sticks could any devices not work? I don't know if it was because the last BSOD that crashed my comp maybe crashed my driver but my microphone doesn't work.

    I uninstalled then reinstalled my real tek driver. Any ideas ? :]
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    What are your complete computer specs? See my specs in the upper right-side of this post for ideas of what we need
  15. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Im not sure on a couple of them but i have Realtek High Definition Audio Driver and OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Biostar TA880G+ MOBO. Finally, ATI Raedon 4500 HD series.
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
  17. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Nope. everything is recongnized, its all here. the bar near my microphone doesn't move at all and i cant record or anything like that.
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    Try another Mic
     
  19. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    i don't have another :/
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,675   +152

    Is it one attached to a head-set?
  21. anttg408

    anttg408 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 45

    yeah its attached to a headset


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