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Ext User(larry moe 'n curly)
04-10-2011, 11:31 PM
Shepİ wrote:

> Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
> software programs for testing RAM.

How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware
they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
MemTest) or Gold Memory.

Evaluations of memory test software and hardware can be found here:

www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT120901222920

and here:

www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT052001232443

MemTest did OK but not as well as MemTest86, but Gold Memory
(www.goldmemory.cz), a shareware program, found even error that
MemTest86 missed.

I've had a couple of modules that passed either MemTest86 or Gold
Memory but not both, so I don't rely on just one diagnostic. Most
recently, I had a Kingston 512MB PC3200 module that passed MemTest86
for 4-5 hours but failed Gold Memory in about ten minutes.

Ext User(Shepİ)
04-10-2011, 11:31 PM
On 30 Jul 2005 23:19:25 -0700 As Androids Dreamed Of Electric Sheep
and then "larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote :

>
>Shepİ wrote:
>
>> Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
>> software programs for testing RAM.
>
>How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
>computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware
>they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
>MemTest) or Gold Memory.

You snipped this from my post,
If you have two sticks of RAM try each separately in different slots
and see if you can replicate faalts.If you cannot then it's not the
RAM.If you can by elimination you can spot the bad stick or mother
board slot.

and it's not rocket science to do :)

HTH :)


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Ext User(Shepİ)
04-10-2011, 11:31 PM
On 30 Jul 2005 23:19:25 -0700 As Androids Dreamed Of Electric Sheep
and then "larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote :

>
>Shepİ wrote:
>
>> Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
>> software programs for testing RAM.
>
>How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
>computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware
>they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
>MemTest) or Gold Memory.

You snipped this from my post,
If you have two sticks of RAM try each separately in different slots
and see if you can replicate faalts.If you cannot then it's not the
RAM.If you can by elimination you can spot the bad stick or mother
board slot.

and it's not rocket science to do :)

HTH :)


--
Free Windows/PC help,
http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/trouble.html

Ext User(JAD)
04-10-2011, 11:31 PM
"larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:1122790765.919059.207200@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...

Shepİ wrote:

> Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
> software programs for testing RAM.

How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware

I have been asked to donate 5 - 10 bucks to test it.........MUCH better than
a new module and find its the slot or the controller.

they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
MemTest) or Gold Memory.

Utter nonsence...


When you post a 'article' for 'proof' make sure you know where those
articles come from. RTW prints anything from anybody that's in the
business...even from employees- volunteers of any company or brain trust.
Also 2 'different' sources would better uphold your view. Using only
software to determine a module to be good or defective is not as bad today
as it was when RAM costs were much higher, but if its a 1 gig module, for
SURE its going to a hardware tester before I start tossin them.



Evaluations of memory test software and hardware can be found here:

www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT120901222920

and here:

www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT052001232443

MemTest did OK but not as well as MemTest86, but Gold Memory
(www.goldmemory.cz), a shareware program, found even error that
MemTest86 missed.

I've had a couple of modules that passed either MemTest86 or Gold
Memory but not both, so I don't rely on just one diagnostic. Most
recently, I had a Kingston 512MB PC3200 module that passed MemTest86
for 4-5 hours but failed Gold Memory in about ten minutes.

Ext User(JAD)
04-10-2011, 11:31 PM
"larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:1122790765.919059.207200@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...

Shepİ wrote:

> Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
> software programs for testing RAM.

How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware

I have been asked to donate 5 - 10 bucks to test it.........MUCH better than
a new module and find its the slot or the controller.

they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
MemTest) or Gold Memory.

Utter nonsence...


When you post a 'article' for 'proof' make sure you know where those
articles come from. RTW prints anything from anybody that's in the
business...even from employees- volunteers of any company or brain trust.
Also 2 'different' sources would better uphold your view. Using only
software to determine a module to be good or defective is not as bad today
as it was when RAM costs were much higher, but if its a 1 gig module, for
SURE its going to a hardware tester before I start tossin them.



Evaluations of memory test software and hardware can be found here:

www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT120901222920

and here:

www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT052001232443

MemTest did OK but not as well as MemTest86, but Gold Memory
(www.goldmemory.cz), a shareware program, found even error that
MemTest86 missed.

I've had a couple of modules that passed either MemTest86 or Gold
Memory but not both, so I don't rely on just one diagnostic. Most
recently, I had a Kingston 512MB PC3200 module that passed MemTest86
for 4-5 hours but failed Gold Memory in about ten minutes.

Ext User(larry moe 'n curly)
04-10-2011, 11:32 PM
JAD wrote:
> "larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:1122790765.919059.207200@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>
> Shepİ wrote:
>
>> > Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
>> > software programs for testing RAM.
>
>> How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
>> computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware

> I have been asked to donate 5 - 10 bucks to test it.........MUCH
> better than a new module and find its the slot or the controller.

>> they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
>> MemTest) or Gold Memory.
>
> Utter nonsence...

Have they ever found flaws that a 12-hour test with Memtest86 and Gold
Memory failed to spot?

> When you post a 'article' for 'proof' make sure you know where those
> articles come from. RTW prints anything from anybody that's in the
> business...even from employees- volunteers of any company or brain trust.

What's RTW? The source I gave, www.realworldtech.com, seemed to run
its own tests and even went to the trouble of using some known
defective modules supplied by Micron.

> Also 2 'different' sources would better uphold your view.

Then what did RTW say? I can't find any other memory diagnostic
reviews.

Ext User(JAD)
04-10-2011, 11:32 PM
"larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:1122913743.234345.170380@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...

JAD wrote:
> "larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:1122790765.919059.207200@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>
> Shepİ wrote:
>
>> > Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
>> > software programs for testing RAM.
>
>> How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
>> computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware

> I have been asked to donate 5 - 10 bucks to test it.........MUCH
> better than a new module and find its the slot or the controller.

>> they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
>> MemTest) or Gold Memory.
>
> Utter nonsence...

Have they ever found flaws that a 12-hour test with Memtest86 and Gold
Memory failed to spot?

> When you post a 'article' for 'proof' make sure you know where those
> articles come from. RTW prints anything from anybody that's in the
> business...even from employees- volunteers of any company or brain trust.

What's RTW? The source I gave, www.realworldtech.com, seemed to run
its own tests and even went to the trouble of using some known
defective modules supplied by Micron.

i figured you would jump the typo...... NM you believe what you
want..,,,,,,,,


> Also 2 'different' sources would better uphold your view.

Then what did RTW say? I can't find any other memory diagnostic
reviews.

Ext User(larry moe 'n curly)
04-10-2011, 11:32 PM
JAD wrote:
> "larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:1122790765.919059.207200@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>
> Shepİ wrote:
>
>> > Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
>> > software programs for testing RAM.
>
>> How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
>> computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware

> I have been asked to donate 5 - 10 bucks to test it.........MUCH
> better than a new module and find its the slot or the controller.

>> they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
>> MemTest) or Gold Memory.
>
> Utter nonsence...

Have they ever found flaws that a 12-hour test with Memtest86 and Gold
Memory failed to spot?

> When you post a 'article' for 'proof' make sure you know where those
> articles come from. RTW prints anything from anybody that's in the
> business...even from employees- volunteers of any company or brain trust.

What's RTW? The source I gave, www.realworldtech.com, seemed to run
its own tests and even went to the trouble of using some known
defective modules supplied by Micron.

> Also 2 'different' sources would better uphold your view.

Then what did RTW say? I can't find any other memory diagnostic
reviews.

Ext User(JAD)
04-10-2011, 11:32 PM
"larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:1122913743.234345.170380@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...

JAD wrote:
> "larry moe 'n curly" <larrymoencurly@my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:1122790765.919059.207200@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>
> Shepİ wrote:
>
>> > Memtest is a flawed program. I do not recommend using any
>> > software programs for testing RAM.
>
>> How does an ordinary person test RAM without using software? Most
>> computer shops charge to test it, and apparently the <$1,000 hardware

> I have been asked to donate 5 - 10 bucks to test it.........MUCH
> better than a new module and find its the slot or the controller.

>> they typically use doesn't do as thorough a job as MemTest86 (not
>> MemTest) or Gold Memory.
>
> Utter nonsence...

Have they ever found flaws that a 12-hour test with Memtest86 and Gold
Memory failed to spot?

> When you post a 'article' for 'proof' make sure you know where those
> articles come from. RTW prints anything from anybody that's in the
> business...even from employees- volunteers of any company or brain trust.

What's RTW? The source I gave, www.realworldtech.com, seemed to run
its own tests and even went to the trouble of using some known
defective modules supplied by Micron.

i figured you would jump the typo...... NM you believe what you
want..,,,,,,,,


> Also 2 'different' sources would better uphold your view.

Then what did RTW say? I can't find any other memory diagnostic
reviews.

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