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Author Topic: [ SOLVED ] Memory testing?  (Read 770 times)

Locator

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[ SOLVED ] Memory testing?
« on: November 24, 2013, 12:51:29 pm »

How do I go about testing my computers memory with VL 7.0?
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 02:20:50 pm by Locator »
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retired1af

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Re: Memory testing?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 01:28:39 pm »

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Re: Memory testing?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 04:46:41 pm »

A more expanded answer is "you don't". Proper memory testing involves writing to a memory location, then reading it to see if the write was successful. Naturally, one can't do this with memory that is being used to run an operating system. So grab something bootable from the url retired1af gave and boot it.

And yes, memtest86+ relocates itself and retests the memory it was just in, so it's all checked.
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Re: Memory testing?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 09:43:17 pm »

Thank you.
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