Determining Bad RAM With Memtest86

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I recently updated a notebook from 4gb to 16gb, but apparently one of the new RAM chips is bad. I ran Memtest86 and it almost immediately started spitting back errors.

Is there a way to determine WHICH RAM chip is faulty from the results?

Best Answer

  • Take out all of the RAM chips except for #1. MemTest.

    Take out chip #1, put in chip #2. MemTest.

    Take out chip #2, put in chip #3. MemTest.

    Repeat until you find the bad stick.

    If all the sticks check out, Try chip #1 in slot #2. MemTest.

    Repeat until you find the bad stick, or have tested each chip in each slot.

    If a chip works in some slots but not others, then you probably have a damaged motherboard or CPU.

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