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#1 ironmann44


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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:23 PM

just wondering if any programs are available for testing memory hopefully freeware
i know that the post does a quick check but wanting something to do a more intense test

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:36 PM

Memtest86 - freeware
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:28 PM

Prime95 .....also free!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:41 PM

Free memory testers:


The last link is to a tester that runs in Windows. Because of questions about it's process, I don't recommend doing it. But, if by chance you do choose to try it, I'd suggest that you let it run until it hits 1,000% of the memory checked (there's more information about this on the website). I'm currently testing the different memory testers on my system and they seem about equal in ability to me (the tests aren't finished yet).

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:57 AM

Dear iron,

The mem test that usasma lists by Microsoft is a good checker. It boots off a 3.5 floppy ignoring Windows.

I am sure there is better but it has done me right.

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#6 ironmann44

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:23 AM

thanks everybody for the replies seems like it wasn't a dumb question after all
been reading that computers can act kinda crazy if the mem is bad just wondered if there was a way of testing
it once again thanks everyone

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