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Author Topic: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.  (Read 5697 times)

kartal

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Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« on: September 09, 2008, 06:45:42 PM »
I am looking for an app that can test installed ram for memory corruption. I am under 64bit. Some of my applications crashes badly I am wondering if it has to do with my ramns, I have 8 gb ram and under 64bit xp pro.

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 06:48:04 PM »

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 07:32:43 PM »
MemTest86+
Which is usually included in most linux distributions, in case you have any laying around ;)

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 08:35:36 PM »
I was actually looking for a win32 app. Althou I am sure dos version is betetr for testing. I just wanted to do quick testing :)

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 08:49:25 PM »
Try MemTest.
Free / $5 for pro version

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http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 09:07:23 PM »
thanks but that does not seem to be a 64bit application. At least testing is limited to 2047 mb


Try MemTest.

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 09:26:41 PM »
I was actually looking for a win32 app.
thanks but that does not seem to be a 64bit application.

'nuff said =)

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 12:47:28 AM »
scancode: the API is still called win32, even when running in 64bit mode... but that is being nitpicky ;)

kartal: there isn't really any way around booting your system with a dedicated memory tester, if you want anything remotely accurate and thorough. Memtest86 is the tool of choice. Microsoft also has a windows-based tester, but iirc that also has to be booted into, and you might as well use the tried-and-true memtest86 then.
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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 03:55:18 AM »
Vista Ultimate (possibility others?) has a memory diagnostic under Admin Tools.

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 04:07:51 AM »
There is a memory tester in MS downloads

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

It isn't a Windows based app but if you actually want to check the memory for problems why wopuld you want to do it with Windows running - there are then great chunks of memory that you can't test properly.

The Windows Diagnostic tool is a bit like MEMTEST in that you run it by rebooting with a floppy. Simply leave it running for as long as possible (at least overnight).

Testing memory outside a Windows environment isn't 100% fool proof but if it passes you know the problem probably lies elsewhere. Run a windows based tester and you can't really tell for sure what is causing the problems - even if it reports memory errors it may not be the memory but windows itself causing the issue!
« Last Edit: September 10, 2008, 04:12:17 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2008, 12:37:20 PM »
When I had memory problems, I also used prime95. Recommended in some computer geeks circles... This will stress the CPU more, but RAM too.
http://en.wikipedia....e_for_stress_testing

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Re: Looking for a an application that can test my rams.
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2008, 01:46:29 PM »
There is a memory tester in MS downloads

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

IntelliAdmin's last article was about it.

http://www.intelliad...memory-problems.html

It has a 4 GB RAM limit, though.