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Listen to my story, not tl;dr, just too long for topic title, opinions needed

#1ChromaticAngelPosted 6/4/2012 8:35:32 PM
So, a few days ago, I started getting frequent BSOD, I collected data about my crashes and posted for help on a forum where it was suggested I run this pretty snazzy Memtest86+ program, so, I do, and it almost immediately tells me there is a problem with my RAM.

So, I yank out all my RAM, and begin testing the sticks one at a time, all test for 7-8 passes with no errors. So I think maybe it's a bad motherboard slot, so I test those one at a time using the same stick for all slots, and all of them test 7-10 passes no errors.

So I put all 4 sticks back in and run the test again for 7 more passes, and once again, no errors.

So, my question is--is it possible that the RAM was inserted improperly originally? I was under the impression that when you don't put RAM in correctly, it causes the computer to not boot at all, but maybe I hit some kind of proverbial horrific opposite of a sweet spot where the computer would actually boot but would crash horribly and frequently?
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#2War_Pig_1331Posted 6/4/2012 8:39:32 PM
How much ram do you have and are you sure your PC was seeing it all? Maybe, only half was sitti right?


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#3ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 8:44:44 PM
I have 16 GB RAM and both my BIOS and Windows see all of it (Memtest86+ also sees all of it)
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#4ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 8:45:24 PM
FWIW, I am attempting to crash my computer again by repeating the steps I took to BSOD before, which was just browsing the web quickly, and with lots of tabs open.
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#5ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 8:37:25 AM
bump
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#6thaandieselPosted 6/5/2012 11:43:41 AM
i personalyl think your mobo slot myself, just starts to crap out when getting a heavy load, imho. maybe even running it with three sticks, but since you cant replicate the issue with 4 sticks, idunno hehe.
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