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Solved: bad memory stick AND slot?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bascotie, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. Bascotie

    Bascotie Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    I'm working on a windows vista computer that would restart randomly and get a window exception bsod. I took out a memory module and ran memtest86 with memory in slot 1. Failed. Swapped it out with another memory stick but on the SAME slot on the motherboard. Failed.

    Took that stick, put it in another slot on mobo. Passed. Took the other stick put in in that next slot, got the restarts again. Could it be that the memory slot that went bad on the mobo also caused the memory stick to go down with it?
     
  2. Triple6

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    Yes, that could be possible.
     
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