A friend brought his cheap ASUS computer to me today with a BSOD problem.
So I boot it up and see the BSOD for myself.
The BSOD claimed a "Memory Management" problem, alrighty, opened the box up and found three sticks of 2GB each DDRII.
Pulled two sticks out, ran MemTest 86 on a boot disk, 1st stick seemed fine, took it out and put the 2nd stick in.......WOW!!! I have never before seen this many errors on a single stick of RAM ever, I stopped the test after the errors exceeded 21,000.
Did the same for the 3rd stick and it was fine.
Left out the bad stick and the computer now runs just fine, put some stress on it for a couple of hours and it ran great.
That the first time I ever had Memtest 86 solve a hardware problem for me, I have used it to varying degrees for years and I had never found a bad stick of RAM until now.
I had wondered before if MemTest was actuly doing anything since I had never had it tell me that it found bad RAM.
Memtest 86 boot disk gets a big thumbs up from me.