memtest problem

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by gimp, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. gimp

    gimp Guest

    i've just bought 2GB of DDR400 :) and i thought i would test it
    overnight with memtest, however it doesn't even start, just says "out of
    memory" and then memtest crashes?

    i havn't noticed any stability issues with the ram (Kingston 2 x 1GB
    CAS3), is memtest just outdated and unable to test large amounts of ram?
    i'm running XP SP2.

    any other memtest utils out there that could do the job?

    cheers.
     
    gimp, Jul 26, 2005
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  2. gimp

    colinco Guest

    In article gimp says...
    > i've just bought 2GB of DDR400 :) and i thought i would test it
    > overnight with memtest, however it doesn't even start, just says "out of
    > memory" and then memtest crashes?
    >
    > i havn't noticed any stability issues with the ram (Kingston 2 x 1GB
    > CAS3), is memtest just outdated and unable to test large amounts of ram?
    > i'm running XP SP2.
    >
    > any other memtest utils out there that could do the job?
    >
    > cheers.
    >

    What version are you using? The original Memtest86 is up to 3.2,
    Memtest86+ is 1.6
     
    colinco, Jul 26, 2005
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  3. gimp

    gimp Guest

    colinco wrote:
    > What version are you using? The original Memtest86 is up to 3.2,
    > Memtest86+ is 1.6



    aah thanks i wasn't aware of memtest86+, just googled it now. can it
    only be run on a bootable floppy...? (heh i don't have a floppy drive).
     
    gimp, Jul 26, 2005
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  4. gimp

    colinco Guest

    In article gimp says...
    > aah thanks i wasn't aware of memtest86+, just googled it now. can it
    > only be run on a bootable floppy...? (heh i don't have a floppy drive).
    >

    By now you should have found the bootable ISO. Some of the improvements
    of + have found their way back into Memtest86.
     
    colinco, Jul 26, 2005
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