Thread: memory issue?
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:24 PM
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Can you provide us with those errors? If you are 100% sure that you are getting these errors from both your OSX and Windows installs, it is probably a hardware issue. Though it does a fantastic job, Memtest will not find all problems with memory.

You say that you have 4 dimms and a mix of vendors. Do you have two dimms from one vendor and two from another? If so are these paired for each other?

I would consult your motherboard's user manual to determine proper placement. Most boards have pairs such as:
Slot 1 - Pair A1
Slot 2 - Pair B1
Slot 3 - Pair A2
Slot 4 - Pair B2

In addition, most vendors have lists of compatible memory.

The logical course of action would be to remove components and see if the issue corrects itself. If you have two good pairs of memory, leave one matching pair in and remove the second.

If you see no change with any configuration, including single dimms, you may try upgrading or rolling back your motherboard's firmware. Even if there were no changes related to memory within the update, sometimes this corrects problems.

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