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 Post subject: Video showing why memory tests are a good idea
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:47 pm 
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This video is less than three minutes long.


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 Post subject: Re: Video showing why memory tests are a good idea
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:17 pm 
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Please explain the point of the video, tell us in a bit more detail what we will learn and then we can decide whether it is worth the time it takes to watch. Thanks, Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Video showing why memory tests are a good idea
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:00 pm 
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Well, Scott, Rich of ReviewTechUSA bought some RAM from Newegg for a secondary PC that he had. The PC initially ran fine after Rich installed the RAM. The following day, however, programs became unresponsive and the mouse froze while Rich was in Windows. Rich ran Memtest86[+], and a number of errors came up during the first pass. The man swapped the two DIMM modules around and ran Memtest86[+] again. The first two passes with the modules in the new positions were terrific. However, errors came up during the third pass, so Rich determined that the RAM was defective. Moral of the story: After one buys a new piece of PC hardware, one should promptly run a stability test on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Video showing why memory tests are a good idea
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Thanks for adding that information. I rarely see defective new memory but it is possible. Scott.


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