[SOLVED] Is My Memory Bad

pedro.m.dimas

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Hi, I've run Memtest86 and have found a lot of errors, should I assume the memory is bad and ask for a new kit? Thanks
Summary bellow

Summary

Report Date2020-09-26 21:35:45
Generated byMemTest86 V8.4 Free (64-bit)
ResultFAIL
System Information

EFI Specifications2.70
System
ManufacturerASUS
Product NameSystem Product Name
VersionSystem Version
Serial NumberSystem Serial Number
BIOS
VendorAmerican Megatrends Inc.
Version0603
Release Date05/28/2020
Baseboard
ManufacturerASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Product NamePRIME B550M-A
VersionRev X.0x
Serial Number200670086104235
CPU TypeAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core
CPU Clock3793 MHz [Turbo: 4342.5 MHz]
# Logical Processors12 (6 enabled for testing)
L1 Cache12 x 64K (244031 MB/s)
L2 Cache12 x 512K (99213 MB/s)
L3 Cache1 x 32768K (27173 MB/s)
Memory16314M (18397 MB/s)
DIMM Slot #08GB DDR4 XMP PC4-24000
G Skill Intl / F4-3000C16-8GISB
16-18-18-38 / 3002 MHz / 1.350V
DIMM Slot #18GB DDR4 XMP PC4-24000
G Skill Intl / F4-3000C16-8GISB
16-18-18-38 / 3002 MHz / 1.350V
Result summary

Test Start Time2020-09-26 18:42:18
Elapsed Time2:52:30
Memory Range Tested0x0 - 430000000 (17152MB)
CPU Selection ModeParallel (All CPUs)
ECC PollingEnabled
# Tests Passed41/48 (85%)
Lowest Error Address0x2431B75B8 (9265MB)
Highest Error Address0x2431B75B8 (9265MB)
Bits in Error Mask0000000010000000
Bits in Error1
Max Contiguous Errors1
Test# Tests PassedErrors
Test 0 [Address test, walking ones, 1 CPU]4/4 (100%)0
Test 1 [Address test, own address, 1 CPU]4/4 (100%)0
Test 2 [Address test, own address]4/4 (100%)0
Test 3 [Moving inversions, ones & zeroes]4/4 (100%)0
Test 4 [Moving inversions, 8-bit pattern]3/4 (75%)1
Test 5 [Moving inversions, random pattern]3/4 (75%)1
Test 6 [Block move, 64-byte blocks]4/4 (100%)0
Test 7 [Moving inversions, 32-bit pattern]1/4 (25%)5
Test 8 [Random number sequence]4/4 (100%)0
Test 9 [Modulo 20, ones & zeros]4/4 (100%)0
Test 10 [Bit fade test, 2 patterns, 1 CPU]3/4 (75%)1
Test 13 [Hammer test]3/4 (75%)1
Last 10 Errors
2020-09-26 21:14:56 - [Data Error] Test: 10, CPU: 0, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: 00000000, Actual: 10000000
2020-09-26 20:58:00 - [Data Error] Test: 7, CPU: 6, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: 00000002, Actual: 10000002
2020-09-26 20:51:30 - [Data Error] Test: 5, CPU: 6, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: 8FA90F05, Actual: 9FA90F05
2020-09-26 20:11:34 - [Data Error] Test: 7, CPU: 6, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: 00000002, Actual: 10000002
2020-09-26 20:03:05 - [Data Error] Test: 4, CPU: 6, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: 80808080, Actual: 90808080
2020-09-26 20:00:36 - [Data Error] Test: 13, CPU: 0, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: EBD69A62, Actual: FBD69A62
2020-09-26 19:24:46 - [Data Error] Test: 7, CPU: 6, Address: 2431B75B8, Expected: 00080000, Actual: 10080000
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Jesus, so I may have either a faulty MB, CPU, or ram stick and I need to check them all?
Is there a fast way to know what is bad or I really need to test them individually(ram sticks) and with and without XMP?
Just test them one at a time without XMP. then see what happens.

If you do want a shortcut (even though it's usually not quicker) you can just return them and see if the new ones work.

90% of the time I've seen, a memtest error is because of faulty RAM or an unstable OC. It's just there are other times where it isn't that simple.
 

pedro.m.dimas

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Test each RAM module 1 at a time and re-run and verify if it is indeed a specific module or perhaps more.
But generally speaking - yes.
This is a kit so I wouldn't really want to know which stick is giving trouble, I just need to know if one of them is bad, I have to trade the 2.

Thanks for the help mate!
 

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This is a kit so I wouldn't really want to know which stick is giving trouble, I just need to know if one of them is bad, I have to trade the 2.

Thanks for the help mate!
It's not about knowing which one as knowing if it is indeed one. Faulty RAM slots or even faulty settings can still cause errors. If you see errors in one module and not the other then you can almost guarantee it is a module faulty. As it is possible but less likely that both are faulty. If both appear to be faulty, it might raise some questions.

You have memtest that finds errors regardless as to the module but only in one slot, you've found it's the slot, not the module. That why we test one at a time.
 

pedro.m.dimas

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It's not about knowing which one as knowing if it is indeed one. Faulty RAM slots or even faulty settings can still cause errors. If you see errors in one module and not the other then you can almost guarantee it is a module faulty. As it is possible but less likely that both are faulty. If both appear to be faulty, it might raise some questions.

You have memtest that finds errors regardless as to the module but only in one slot, you've found it's the slot, not the module. That why we test one at a time.
Jesus, so I may have either a faulty MB, CPU, or ram stick and I need to check them all?
Is there a fast way to know what is bad or I really need to test them individually(ram sticks) and with and without XMP?
 

PC Tailor

Judicious
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Jesus, so I may have either a faulty MB, CPU, or ram stick and I need to check them all?
Is there a fast way to know what is bad or I really need to test them individually(ram sticks) and with and without XMP?
Just test them one at a time without XMP. then see what happens.

If you do want a shortcut (even though it's usually not quicker) you can just return them and see if the new ones work.

90% of the time I've seen, a memtest error is because of faulty RAM or an unstable OC. It's just there are other times where it isn't that simple.
 

pedro.m.dimas

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Aug 14, 2017
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Just test them one at a time without XMP. then see what happens.

If you do want a shortcut (even though it's usually not quicker) you can just return them and see if the new ones work.

90% of the time I've seen, a memtest error is because of faulty RAM or an unstable OC. It's just there are other times where it isn't that simple.
I think ill do the "shortcut", worst case scenario i have a bad board with new ram, I am fine with that lmao.

Thanks for the help!
 
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