Posted on 2006-04-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25

I was told to run memtest86, because i reformmated my comp few times.
when my windows load, firefox crashes sometimes, gaming crashes and
stuff crashes.

Which options should i run in memtest86, what numbers to type on start

How do i know if my ram is faulty?

Question by:jedistar
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you don't need to pick any special options. just download it from http://www.memtest.org/ , make your disk, and boot to it. let it run for at least a full 24 hours. if it encounters any errors, you'll see a count of them on the screen.

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ID: 16574670
yeah i downloaded it n made it to a CD already, what options should i select to run it
when it boots with it.. the scanning doesnt run automatically
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nltech earned 1000 total points
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it should start testing as soon as it boots up, i've never seen it not. you'll first see the 'bar' going across here..

you can try 'restarting' the testing, hit c for the configuration menu and then 7 to restart the test.

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