Memory tests - is Windows Memory Diag any good ?

The reason I ask is sometimes UBCD won't boot on some systems and even if it does, the mem test doesn't work on it and the MS memory diag is the only option I have.

So is it any good ?
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ZamZ0Commented:
In my opinion it is about as good as any other M$ products do...

The only times I've ever tried to use it, it didn't even load. I don't know if that's because it has to load from the Windows repair environment or the system was just in too rough of shape but I always have been able to get memtest86 to work.


I like memtest86.

http://www.memtest86.com/

Also good are SystemRescueCD and Knoppix.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Its alright, not as thorough as memtest86 though

http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

Surprised you have an issue running it (I assume this is on your UBCD).  Usually if it doesn't work you can an older version and it will usually run.
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rindiCommented:
it isn't as good as memtest86+, but it is OK.
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fcekAuthor Commented:
When testing a laptop and it has no errors initially is it ok to test with multiple modules in place ?
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fcekAuthor Commented:
Call me lazy ...


Are there consequences of leaving a laptop on over night testing 2 modules just to see if there are errors?

Or if its less time say an hour could I potentially be just checking one for the first hour then the next and so miss one being tested all together?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
No, I have let some systems test overnight, you come back with like 100 passes or so.  All you did was test to the extreme which is no big deal :)
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fcekAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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