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How can identify an operational or Malfunctioning RAM Module? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    a technician has a specialized tester for this. the old fashioned way is to try each module separately, boot up, and see what your cpu recognizes. please remember to use proper grounding for yourself and safety techniques

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Test one stick at a time.

    Caveat on using memtest86 or memtest86+. Passmark now owns the rights to memtest86 so you'll have to pay them if you want to test more than 1 round. You can run memtest86+ but it's outdated. Sometimes you may have to run a memory test for 24 hours in order to catch an error. 

    There are programs like Prime95 or Aida64 that have an option to test the Memory and the CPu at the same time. The nice thing about these programs is they'll detect an error long before memtest86 does. In most cases this will be a Memory error.

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  • David
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    1 month ago

    If you have a pair of RAM modules and one of them is bad you can remove one and see if the fault is cured, if not swap round and run with the other stick.

    Or run memtest86 as the other answerer says or you can use windows memory tool if you are using windows, type “memory” in the start search box.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There's a free program called Memtest that can check your RAM for you.  You need to create bootable media and then boot off of that.

    https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

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