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RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+

Q: RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+

Hello All Here s some info about my system This was an e-Machines build with the addition of a Zoran DC plus a GB WD IDE harddrive a Lite-on LTR- s and MB Kingston Value PC RAM Motherboard CPU Type AMD Athlon XP MHz x Motherboard Name FIC K M-NF G AU PCI AGP DDR DIMM Audio Video LAN Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce IGP System Memory MB PC DDR SDRAM BIOS Type Award Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce MX Integrated GPU MB Memory Controller Properties Error Detection Method -bit Parity Error Correction None Supported Memory Interleave -Way Current fails Windiag crashes Memory RAM test, Memory 86+ Memory Interleave -Way Supported Memory RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+ Speeds ns ns ns Supported Memory Types DIMM Supported Memory Voltages V Maximum Memory Module Size MB Memory Slots SPD Memory Modules DIMM Samsung M L ETN-CB MB PC DDR SDRAM - - - MHz - - - MHz DIMM Kingston K MB PC DDR SDRAM - - - MHz - - - MHz This system has never been what I would call stable I have had to completly reinstall the Windows XP OS kept up to date and with SP at least or times which due to the way RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+ e-Machines configured the system discs wipes the hard drive I now reside the OS on the GB drive and try to keep most of my data video photos music on the GB drive Recently I had to use the recovery console after a can t RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+ find windows system config message A system crash after that sent me to http oca microsoft com en windiag asp I used the test and both memory modules failed equally I moved them around and tried both one at a time The Samsung module seems to consistently show twice the eroors as the Kingston module I tried the Memory test and it consistently crashed at test Microsoft s information suggests motherboard problems When I generate an Everest report on the system it includes a debug-pci section Does this mean anything A large part of me wants to celebrate the backend of this system but my pocket book does not agree Is there a way to pinpoint whether it s the motherboard or the ram or do I ditch them both Can I rebuild the system with a new motherboard cpu ram and reuse all the rest of the system I am attaching a few recent minidumps I would appreciate any advice nbsp

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A: RAM fails Windiag Memory test, crashes Memory 86+

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your problem is almost certainly caused by faulty ram.

The fact that memtest86+ is reporting ram errors, means your ram is bad.

One of your minidumps crashes with memory corruption.

Try one new stick of ram, and test your system.

The other three minidumps crash with Windows system file errors, but this can be attributed to faulty ram.

Also, one minidump crashes at SYMEvent.SYS=Symantec Event Library.

This is a known issue on some machines/configurations.

Turning off the live updates can sometimes solve this. Otherwise try using a different security product.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Browser crashes, windows crashes, memory test won't complete, BSOD

If Memtest86+ is showing up errors, then there are hardware issues present. It's just discerning what hardware is bad. Initial suspect obviously is memory, but the unusual case makes it think it's some logic error like some CPU failure or something. It's also possible that when burning it to CD that the Memtest itself got corrupted somehow (i.e. bad burn).

16 GB is a lot of memory on a consumer motherboard. There is the possibility that while your motherboard can handle 16GB of memory, that 16GB of the actual memory model that you're using may not be supported. Certain configurations of memory can have problematic issues. So while the memory sticks themselves may not be bad, the actual 16GB setup of them may break things.

Have you tested system stability with reduced amount of RAM, like 1/2 sticks of RAM, as well as running Memtest on a couple passes for each separate stick?
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You've hadn't, before the new memory, edited your registry at all have you? I'm mostly refering to the memory setting in there. Or changed the paging area for the memory? These could cause the problem or you could try them to fix it. Good luck.

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try reseating the ram and running a ram tester
you can get one here
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samm1, Welcome to the forums.

First thing I would do is to get memtest86+
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Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious

is this normal??? yes or no

Hi S

Not normal but not as bad as i have seen. we could use some comp info.

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A:Question about Windows Memory Dianostic Test

Quote: Originally Posted by Blackwolf41

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A:Windows 7 Memory Test: VRAM check?

Quote: Originally Posted by chattenoire

So, is Windows Memory Test meant to check VRAM as well?

Thank you!

No, neither memtest+ or the Windows Memory Tester check VRAM.

Quote: Originally Posted by chattenoire

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A:Random BSOD, Ram passed memory test

Quote: Originally Posted by PaperTiger

I hope it is something like a driver or something I can replace cause I can afford another computer.

Haha ... same here.

Go to Support | Dell US ... search for any possible driver update for your DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card. Apply the update.

Let us know for any further BSOD.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {4, 2, 0, 980c03d2}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athr.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athr.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athr.sys
Probably caused by : athr.sys ( athr+bc3d2 )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
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If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00000004, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: 980c03d2, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 833a484c
Unable to read MiSystemVaType memory at 83383f00


980c03d2 83780401 cmp dword ptr [eax+4],1





ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17237 (debuggers(dbg).140716-0327) amd64fre

TRAP_FRAME: 833629e4 -- (.trap 0xffffffff833629e4)
ErrCode = 00000000
eax=00000000 ebx=870ec490 ecx=87366020 edx=00000000 esi=8704d0e0 edi=8334bce6
eip=980c03d2 esp=83362a58 ebp=83362a64 iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na pe nc
cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00010246
980c03d2 83780401 cmp dword ptr [eax+4],1 ds:0023:00000004=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 980c03d2 to 8327bb7f

833629e4 980c03d2 badb0d00 00000000 000099b4 nt!KiTrap0E+0x1b3
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
83362a64 980848b8 87366020 87339000 00000001 athr+0xbc3d2
83362adc 9808744a 87337020 8733a46c 83362b08 athr+0x808b8
83362aec 98043af2 00000000 8733a46c 00000000 athr+0x8344a
83362b08 8c2f16f2 00000000 8733a46c 00000000 athr+0x3faf2
83362b38 832b4639 870ec4c8 000ec490 b51eae95 ndis!ndisMTimerObjectDpc+0xbc
83362b7c 832b45dd 83365d20 83362ca8 00000001 nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x50
83362c68 832b449a 83365d20 83362ca8 00000000 nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0x101
83362cdc 832b262e 000d7eb0 85ef5030 8336f380 nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x25c
83362d20 832b2458 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0xcb
83362d24 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt!KiIdleLoop+0x38

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SYMBOL_NAME: athr+bc3d2


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A:Comp won't continue pass memory test

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Hello all,

Could you please suggest a program to test the mainboard of my laptop Satellite Pro A300 and RAM on reliability and compatibility issues.

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A:Re: Satellite Pro A300 - Program to test mainboard and memory

Hi buddy,

There is no software tool to test the mainboard. This can only be done with special diagnostic tools from an authorized service provider.

But for the RAM there are several diagnostic tools like Memtest86. It?s DOS based diagnostic tools that checks every sector of memory with different methods. Really nice freeware tool that you can download here:
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A:Compuer won't boot or post!, Can't get past memory test

What motherboard are we dealing with?? And do you have anything on the orginal drive you do not want to loose???
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A:Dell Studio 1737 Memory Test Errors

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A:What's a proper inexpensive memory test station? if that's a good opt

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A:A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 System Failed Memory Test

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