RAM Test

By stelch ยท 5 replies
May 8, 2005
  1. Hi
    How can I test if my RAM is working OK? I have 2 Kingston 512MB 400MHz DDR. Are there any tests I can do?

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    get memtest86 from www.memtest.org
    That makes a self-booting floppy which tests your memory thoroughly.
    Let it run 6-8 cycles
  3. stelch

    stelch TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    Thanks for the info but I don't know whitch one to download from the list below. Can you help? I couldn't find any Readme file for instructions of what do do.


    Here is some pre-compiled distributions of memtest86+. Memtest86+ comes in three different way, first is a pre-build bootable ISO, second is a bootable binary and third an installable package for creating a bootable floppy. Third version are compressed in .zip and .tar.gz.

    ** Memtest86+ V1.55 (03/28/2005) **

    Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.gz)
    Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)

    Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.gz)
    Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.zip)

    Download - Pre-Compiled EXE file for USB Key (Pure DOS)

    Download - Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you want to use a floppy disk then the last one. If you prefer a CD then the second one.
  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    While looking for memtest, I found this.
    It isn't what you're talking about when you say memtest is it?
    Is it any good?
  6. andygibbs

    andygibbs TS Enthusiast Posts: 60

    no, thats not the memtest they were talking about. This memtest that you've linked to runs under windows whereas the one mentioned above runs from a bootable floppy or cd. I haven't tried the one that you linked to, but the memtest mentioned above seems to work quite well, although it does take a while to complete each test. Why not try downloading a copy to try it out?
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