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need help with memtest and advice on figuring out which stick

hey do these memtest errors warrant ram replacement? if so is there a better way to find out which stick is bad besides the process of elimination
http://imgur.com/rPNCTYZ
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  1. You should run memtest using one stick at a time. In the 1st DIMM slot if the board requires that. That way you know which stick is bad. And yes, any errors indicate a less than perfect stick. One I would personally recycle.
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    You should run memtest using one stick at a time. In the 1st DIMM slot if the board requires that. That way you know which stick is bad. And yes, any errors indicate a less than perfect stick. One I would personally recycle.


    alrighty uhhhh this is going to take forever thanks for the advice
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    If an error doesn't show up after one full pass, I usually move on to the next stick. I've never run memtest for more than 2 passes on a stick of RAM.
    And it should only take 1/4 as long to run on 1 stick as it would take to run on all 4 sticks.
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  4. cowboy5345 said:
    clutchc said:
    You should run memtest using one stick at a time. In the 1st DIMM slot if the board requires that. That way you know which stick is bad. And yes, any errors indicate a less than perfect stick. One I would personally recycle.


    alrighty uhhhh this is going to take forever thanks for the advice


    Be aware, memtest also will show errors if your memory controller is having problems, and from your screen shot, you have a total of 12gb of ram, which means you've mixed ram, which sticks do you have and what capacity are they, is it a kit or not ?

    as clutchc says, test 1 stick at a time, but dont be surprised if you get no errors for non of them individually, mixing ram types and sizes isnt recommended.
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