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  • Memtest 2.0 Deluxe

    what do you think of Memtest 2.0 Deluxe at http://hcidesign.com/memtest/manual.html


    The Deluxe package ($12) includes the Windows native Pro version. It adds an imbedded version of MemTest that runs from a bootable diskette. This version can be run on any PC with a floppy drive and does not require any sort of installation. Use it to check the RAM quality of any PC, whether it has Linux, Windows, or no OS at all. Plus, since it does not load an OS, it can directly access and test all of your RAM. This is a great disk for any computer technician to carry around.
    How it works


    MemTest tests the ability of your RAM to store many different unique bit patterns, and the ability to correctly hold those values over long periods of time. More traditional memory checking programs can only catch problems which show up immediately. MemTest catches both immediate errors and long term errors. The longer you run the program, the better the test against long term errors. If you can run MemTest overnight without errors this means that your machine can function for that period of time without making a single memory error. Statistically, it also means that your machine is always able to function without memory error.

    If you only want to catch short term errors, then run MemTest until it reaches 400% to 800% coverage - this should take less than 10 minutes for most machines. This will catch all but the most subtle memory errors.

    If, during testing, MemTest turns up any errors, your RAM is faulty. You should replace it immediately. Unfortunately, due to variations in CPUs and Chipsets, it is impossible to reliably locate the physical chip that is failing purely via software. If you have more than one SIMM/DIMM, you can isolate the faulty one by elimination: Run the machine with one memory board installed at a time; when errors are found the installed board is at fault.
    anyone try it ?
    Last edited by eva2000; 07-08-2003, 03:12 PM.

  • #2
    Nope, first time I ever heard of it. I'll take a look at it tomorrow and see what it does. . .

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    • #3
      takin a looksee....

      awwww ~ its a windows program

      "hmmm lets see if were stable while in windows" = bad idea

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      • #4
        ....and it can only test unused memory while in windows.....
        n/m ~ thx anyways, not gonna bother with this one.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ThugsRook
          takin a looksee....

          awwww ~ its a windows program

          "hmmm lets see if were stable while in windows" = bad idea
          no there's 3 versions standard and pro versions are windows, but deluxe is windows and dos capable

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          • #6
            hehe ~ i dont pay for software

            (i dont mean i steal it, i just mean i dont buy it....... ummmm you know what i mean)

            <EDIT> i only use freeware! thats what i meant

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ThugsRook
              hehe ~ i dont pay for software

              (i dont mean i steal it, i just mean i dont buy it....... ummmm you know what i mean)

              <EDIT> i only use freeware! thats what i meant
              ahem...

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