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HELP!!!what is the best software to test memory stability?

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March 21, 2008 12:34:50 PM

I have used OCCT,Memtest,SP2004.
I use both OCCT and SP2004 they dont use all the memory to do the stress test.But in Memtest i can set what size of ram to test.But somehow i dont feel any of those is stressing the memory enough.anyone got any thought?

or am i wrong, that they DO actually stress the memory hard enough???
March 21, 2008 7:24:46 PM

prime95 custom fft size, make it big enough and it will use it all
March 22, 2008 12:05:09 AM

so whats the biggest size i should set?i got 2gb ram.
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March 22, 2008 5:12:30 PM

Prime95 Blend does intensive memtesting
March 22, 2008 5:18:25 PM

how can you run more than 1 copy of prime95 anyway?
March 23, 2008 2:51:35 AM

When I run Prime95, it automatically starts 4 threads, one for each core.
April 11, 2008 6:21:01 AM

Yes, just make sure you have the right version (the original version just runs one instance; newer versions automatically start an instance on each available core).
April 11, 2008 12:09:36 PM

I use MemTest to see if my voltages, MHz, and timings will run. I don't know how many instances of it to run however. I just let it run once, 100% test. Takes around 10 minutes. If anybody has some memtest advice let me know.

Then I do the custom Blend test. I let my comp idle for awhile then check current RAM usage and subtract that from my total available. I set that amount in the Blend test and roll with it.
May 9, 2009 12:46:44 AM

To check stability is, indeed, far too difficult. You'd think since the early 80s IBM would have fixed their memory
sysem... made it buffered and such....
Every BIOS should be flashed with each RAMs timings .. most BIOSs do not get properly
interprited by the Computer's hardware

One thing is that memcheck alone may not cause exceptions that will come along in more complicated
circumstances. Of course you should run memcheck, making sure it will need to access 2 or more DIMMs,
along with some heavy game playing or/and browsing... a week or so of memcheck is a good sign!
Often times the volts may be a bit low...I know mine try to get 1.8 when they should get 2.2.


Of course I am always exasperated that people say we love to overclock. NEVER.

Nvidia loves to overclock. Intel and AMD love to overclock..... we just have to clock
our systems properly (which can take months). Like my decent Nvidia video card,
which claimed DDR3 so long ago. OF COURSE I have to go down to DDR2 speeds (they didn't
even MAKE DDR3s at the time!).
The core came up to half the RAM speed though...............


Bill Landreth

PS: Though a week of memcheck is good, I am told to expect a "soft error" bad bit every 6
months or more, generally caused by a cosmic ray interacting with the RAM
May 9, 2009 2:32:39 AM

how about plain memtesT?
May 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM

RightMark Memory Analyzer version 3.75. Release Notes
=====================================================

A complete and comprehensive RMMA 3.x test suite description is available at
http://www.ixbt.com/cpu/rmma-general-3.shtml (Russian)
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/rmma-general/rmma-g... (English)

Full source code is available for the core component - the MemoryTest module,
which contains the implementation of all memory testing-related algorithms.


DISCLAIMER
==========

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

ADJUSTING THE MEMORY TIMINGS ON-THE-FLY IS AN ADVANCED FEATURE THAT
SHOULD BE USED BY EXPERIENCED USERS ONLY! IT MAY FREEZE YOUR SYSTEM,
CAUSE THE INSTABILITY OR EVEN DAMAGE THE SYSTEM COMPONENTS!

THE CPU TWEAKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR INTEL PENTIUM 4 ARE DESIGNED
TO BE USED BY EXPERIENCED USERS AND FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY! THEY
SHOULD NOT BE ALTERED FOR NORMAL CPU OPERATION! IT IS THE USER'S
RESPONSIBILITY TO RESTORE THESE SETTINGS TO THEIR INITIAL STATES
AFTER COMPLETING THE TESTS!

THE RIGHTMARK DEVELOPERS TEAM, THE RIGHTMARK GATHERING AND/OR IXBT.COM
ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY USING THESE
FEATURES!
!