View Full Version : RAM tester prog needed
20-09-2005, 08:26 AM
I think my one of my RAM dimms is busted. Is there a RAM tester anyone can suggest that I can download? :confused:
20-09-2005, 08:28 AM
I've used this one a couple of times before - it's picked up a few bum dimms for me.
* Highly recommended.
20-09-2005, 08:37 AM
very good proggie
20-09-2005, 08:44 AM
It's still too early in the morning for me. How does this work? Do I use the ISO to create a bootable cd then boot from it? Will it run automatically?
20-09-2005, 08:46 AM
Yeah, use a rewritable, since the image is only a couple of k in size.
Boot off the CD, and it will run automatically. You can set options while it's running.
Then give it puh-lenty of time to run through all your ram.
20-09-2005, 08:48 AM
Thanx thisgeek. Will try it out tonight.
20-09-2005, 10:22 AM
If you need a second opinion .... http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
Not as good as memtest86... but does the job.
21-09-2005, 07:07 AM
thisgeek or killa: How many passes do guys normally let it do? I did 2 passes. Is that enough? It didn't find any problems after 2.
21-09-2005, 07:57 AM
If you don't find any problems after say 2 passes, then chances are your ram is fine.
What issues are you having that make you suspect your ram?
21-09-2005, 08:34 AM
i'd run about 5 passes to be on the safe side.
21-09-2005, 10:54 AM
I had some problems with my external HDD. But I think that's due to my front USB not providing enough power.
Mainly I just wanted to check since I had to get my previous Dimm swapped out due to it failing.
I'll let it run 5 passes when I've got time, maybe this weekend.
21-09-2005, 06:25 PM
Ultimate Boot CD - all the testing software you need.
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