How to find out if your RAM module is faulty
August 19, 2022

How to find out if your RAM module is faulty


Memory errors are unfortunately common and can cause a lot of inconveniences. If your PC is “acting weird” or freezing for no reason, check your memory modules.

Your PC is worth looking after if you want to keep using it for a long time. It’s not just regular cleaning that can save your PC’s life, but paying attention to its performance can also be a good predictor of problems that can cost you a lot of money if they get worse. Obviously, the biggest fear is the potential failure of the video card and processor, given their hefty price tags, but other parts don’t come cheap.

How to find out if your RAM module is faulty:
1. Warning signs

Memory failure can cause serious problems on any device. In the case of PCs, it can be a sign of data loss and unreliable operation, so it should be fixed as soon as possible. First of all, check your BIOS to make sure your modules are set correctly, this may be the only problem.
2. Windows memory diagnostics

Modern Windows systems have a built-in memory checker that can detect possible hardware faults. However, Windows may not be running at this point, so start the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool from the Start menu and select the first option.
3. Check the result

You can check the result of the scan in the Windows Event Log in the Windows Logs/System section, where you can search for MemoryDiagnostics. If you don’t see the problem here, chances are that it’s not faulty RAM that’s causing your problems.
4. Replacing memory

Once you have found the faulty module, make sure you choose the same parameters as the other examples without errors, or if you were going to upgrade anyway, swap with an even number. It is also worth looking for the invoice: some manufacturers offer lifetime guarantees on their modules

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