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Does "Corrected Memory error treshold exceeded" definately mean that a memory simm has failed

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My client wants to return memory purchased for their file servber recently.

They say that they have been informed that the following error message 100% means that the simm has failed:

Corrected Memory error treshold exceeded ((Processor 1, Memory Module 3))

Other than reseating the simm, could there be other things that should be looked into first?

Thank you for your help.
Robbie.
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by:Michael-Best
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Run Memtest to confirm the memory is bad:
http://memtest86.en.softonic.com/
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It hasn't failed but it needs replacing since it'll continually complain, the error count is recorded in the SPD chip on the DIMM and there's no way to reset it. It means that the chips internal ECC recoverd from an internal error several times so it's very unlikely that it could be caused by external influence unless they sat it next to a radioactive source when running.

It's a bit like SMART error on a hard disk.
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Pre failure error ,replace chip.
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