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Running Test Of Ram With Memtest


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#1 zitnok

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:04 PM

Hi,
Iwas advised by Alan to run a test of the RAM on my PC. It has been running for over 8 hours. Can anyone tell me how long the whole thing takes? Thanks, John

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:24 PM

Depends on how many passes you allow.

I run one complete pass with all modules installed...takes me 2hrs30min or so on this system.

Others recommend running it more than one complete pass.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:33 PM

Thanks Louis. I think it has done 7 but I don't really know what is going on. How do you stop it and then what? Does it save a report and how do I interpert it?
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:48 PM

With me...it stopped on errors (which suited me).

If you have no errors/stoppages after running it for several hours, I would say there's a good chance you don't have RAM problems.

You'll have to review the directions for running it to be sure.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:32 AM

Press "Esc" to stop it - or just shut the computer off with the power switch.

At work we run one or two passes. But, based on personal experience I usually recommend 3 passes at a minimum. This was proven out yesterday with a Dell system at work. I ran it for one pass with no errors, then forgot about it. When I came back later it was spitting errors out all over the 3rd pass.

So, just to be sure, I'd suggest letting it run overnight. But stop it if you get errors.
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