When will memtest complete checking?

By Scippi
Jun 22, 2008
  1. Hey guys i left my memtest86 on overnight to do the check, this morning when i woke up it wasn't done. It's taken 17 hours now and i had 28 passes and 3 errors, my version is 1.70. I dunno what the program'll look like when it's finished or does it carry on forever? Oh and does it check my processor as well or just the ram?
  2. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 235

    Lmao, one pass is a compete cycle. So far you completed the test 28 times now.

    Press the reset button at any time and upon doing so take the CD out.

    Unfortunately I'm result-tarded at memtest and do not really know what your results mean, yet anyway, but I'm sure someone else you be glad to direct you toward what you should do next. ;D
  3. Scippi

    Scippi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks whiffy ^^
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Any errors are bad. 1 pass is generally considered to be insufficient to thouroughly test your RAM. 7 passes seems to be recommended the most often.

    If you made it 28 passes with 3 errors, but are not expierencing problems with system stability or program errors then I would ignore the memtest errors. If you are having issues which made you run memtest, then I would look for the RAM to be involved in at least some of them.
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