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Memtest86 freezes on test #8 every time


hyde

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I just bought 1GB RAM (VS1GSDS333) to update my old IBM T42 2373 laptop. After installing my new RAM the machine will freeze within 1-2 minutes of booting up. When I remove the RAM the machine operates normally.

 

While using memtest86 to test the RAM I'm finding that it too freezes, specifically in test #8 (happens as quick as 1 minute in, and as long as ~20). If I remove the new RAM the test runs smoothly.

 

Laptop (all stock, no add-ons until I bought this RAM):

IBM T42 (#2373)

Pentium M 1.7 Ghz

512MB RAM

ATI Mobility Radeon 9600

80GB HD

 

Any suggestions? I've submitted for an RMA, but wanted to see if there is something else I should consider.

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