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    after doing a run through of the test, i have found about 4000 errors that all occur in test #'s 3,4,5.

    From the read me :

    Test 3 [Moving inv, 8 bit pat, cached]
    This is the same as test zero but uses a 8 bit wide pattern of
    "walking" ones and zeros. This test will better detect subtle errors
    in "wide" memory chips. A total of 20 data patterns are used.

    Test 4 [Moving inv, 32 bit pat, cached]
    This is a variation of the moving inversions algorithm that
    shifts the data pattern left one bit for each successive address.
    The starting bit position is shifted left for each pass. To use
    all possible data patterns 32 passes are required. This test is
    very effective at detecting data sensitive errors in "wide" memory
    chips.

    Test 5 [Block move, 64 moves, cached]
    This test stresses memory by using block move (movsl) instructions
    and is based on Robert Redelmeier's burnBX test. Memory is initialized
    with shifting patterns that are inverted every 8 bytes. Then 4MB blocks
    of memory are moved around using the movsl instruction. After the moves
    are completed the data patterns are checked. Because the data is checked
    only after the memory moves are completed it is not possible to know
    where the error occurred. The addresses reported are only for where the
    bad pattern was found. Since the moves are constrained to a 8MB segment
    of memory the failing address will always be lest than 8MB away from the
    reported address. Errors from this test are not used to calculate
    BadRAM patterns.

    So I'm thinking the best thing to do is replace that stick of RAM (I use one stick only that is 512 MB). However the read me also says :

    Please be aware that not all errors reported by Memtest86 are due to
    bad memory. The test implicitly tests the CPU, L1 and L2 caches as well as
    the motherboard. It is impossible for the test to determine what causes
    the failure to occur. Most failures will be due to a problem with memory.
    When it is not, the only option is to replace parts until the failure is
    corrected.

    Any suggestions?

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    My suggestion would be new ram. Depending on the age of your ram u may be able to return it for a new stick. Otherwise, start shopping. Whereabouts are u located, we may be able to point u in the right direction.

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    Half an hour north of San Diego, CA.

    Question though : faulty RAM can make WinXP install incorrectly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokhard
    Half an hour north of San Diego, CA.

    Question though : faulty RAM can make WinXP install incorrectly?
    Faulty ram can do a world a different things. As an example.. one box I built let me install XP easily, but once it came time to install service pack, there were errors left and right.


    There really is no end to what faulty ram can do.

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    Allright, I'll buy some new sticks... thanks for help. =D

    One more thing.... there are 3 slots for RAM in my computer.... does it matter what slots I use first? I heard that makes a difference for stability or heat or something like that.

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    use the slots closest to the cpu. They are numbered 1, 2, 3. 1 is lcosest, 3 is farthest. use1, then 2, then 3, then u should have no issue.

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    You may want to know that not all ram are created equal any more. I found out the hard way myself. You might want to try crucial.com and click on memory upgrade. It will help you find the right ram for your motherboard. I currently have an asus slot A with an athlon 850mhz with 256mb ram pc100 running XP. It would not take the Kingston or a Simple tech. I looked around and asked some friends and they recommended crucial or micron. I got the crucial and have not had any problems since, but I am changing it out with a crucial pc133 512mb CL2 as soon as it comes in.

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