Memory Diagnostics Failed/Passed
Posted on 2008-06-23
I've been upgrading an Asus A6Rp laptop and as part of the rebuild, I upgraded the memory to 2x1GB DDR PC-2700 DIMMs.
Both DIMMs are identical, and when installed together they fail Memory Diagnostics. I've tried Memtest x86 and Windows Memory Diagnostics - and both report the failure succesfully. (WMD reports a failure during the LRAND tests).
The bit that has me baffled is that each DIMM will pass all tests when installed on it's own. And it doesn't matter which slot each DIMM is installed in (there are only 2). I have run several tests on each DIMM, in each slot, independantly - and each time they pass. But when installed together - they fail.
Has anyone come across this before? I've had to give the laptop back to the client (with 1 GB), so I can't easily test any suggestions - but I'd be fascinated to hear if anyone has come across this before.
Any help would be much appreciated.