How long dees it take to test a 2 gig stick of DDR3


Im using the microsoft memory tester.
fcekAsked:
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WayneATaylorCommented:
Unless you stop it, the MS memory test will continue to run test passes forever.

It will show any failures as it runs.

Wayne
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fcekAuthor Commented:

So is one hour per 2 gig stick enough?
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WayneATaylorCommented:
Yes plenty normally as long as it's mamnaged to perform as least one or two full passes.  

Wayne

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andytagonistCommented:
I'd feel a lot better about the results from a memtest86+ run...

But regardless, I'd run three passes of whatever test you're running.  The logic is if it finds errors on one pass and not the other, a third pass should clarify errors vs false positives.  This also helps pinpoint intermittent errors.  As WayneATaylor said previously, yes--as long as the test has finished at least a full pass, an hour or whatever length of time it's taken would be fine.
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nobusCommented:
as andy says, i also use always memtest from a bootable cd - it's no good practice to test ram that you are using in windows - best download ubcd  to run it : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
and i use it also for 3 complete passes - but in difficult cases, it may be needed to run for days
a pass can take over an hour on 2 Gb stick, depending on it's speed      
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