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Posted on 2002-03-25
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Easy points for anyone who can point me in the direction of a free program(s) that will interrogate my ram and check to see if its ok.. Ive been having some problems with it.

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Mehdi
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Software based memory testing programs are nearly useless.  They are not significantly better than the BIOS POST memory test.  If they say there is a problem, then there is a problem.  If they say there is NOT a problem, then you don't know anything more.

The difficulty is that software based testers cannot modify the timing parameters of the memory device so that the limits or margins can be measured.  This is the most common failure that causes intermittent problems.

My advise is to get a replacement module and swap your suspect modules out one-by-one until you locate the problem or determine that something else is wrong.

Hardware based RAM testers of the desktop variety can be useful but you'll need to go to a well equipped shop to find one.  RAM manufacturers have very sophisticated memory testers that can measure the limits of the RAM performance and tell you EXACTLY what is wrong with one.  These are VERY expensive (i.e. $1M or more) and you'll not find one at your friendly computer shop.
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lpenrod earned 50 total points
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Here is one program: http://www.passmark.com/

It is called BurnIn Test v2.3.

As jhance mentioned, they all have their limits.

You can download it and use it for 30 days.
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Thanks -

I understand the limitations involved

cheers,

Mehdi
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