Memtest errors?

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  1. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    Hey guys, I am testing my Corsair RAM (I've been getting kernel panics) with memtest. Every configuration (I have 4 x 4GB) I've tried with it I have gotten memory test failed out the end.

    All four sticks show up fine under about this mac. Could really possible that all four sticks are bad?
     
  2. laserfan macrumors member

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    More likely they are somehow incompatible with your iMac, but you should open a new thread at the Corsair support site and they will guide you.
     
  3. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've been using them for almost a year. I'm sure they're compatible.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Maybe the kernel panics aren't associated with your memory.

    Or. If you got all the sticks at the same time it could be all the sticks.
     
  5. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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  6. DoubleVision19 macrumors member

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    I know that this will take up most of your time testing, but since Memtest failed, the next step is to find out which ram is faulty. If you were running all 4 sticks in your iMac, you will then have to pinpoint out which stick is faulty...run Memtest with only 2 sticks to see if it fails or not. If it fails from there, run Memtest with only 1 stick to see if it fails or not. Repeat those steps with the other sticks. I've had the same problem with a pair of Cosair (4GB x 2) and had to send them in for RMA because it failed the RAM tests. Let me know if this helps you out or not.
     
  7. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes thank you very much. I was able to pin point two faulty sticks.
     

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