memory test/benchmark programs

what programs should i use to run a memory benchmark or test. i am curious to see how my memory is performing. i have 768mb mushkin DDR..thnx
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  1. sandra software does a decent mem benchmark.
    although its very relative, (i.e. not very good across cpu platforms) it is pretty common and good to compare with yourself as u tweak memory timings.

    to check the integrity of your ram for errors i like Memtest86. let it run through a few iterations... it is very good at spotting any memory errors.

    The lack of thermal protection on Athlon's is cunning way to stop morons from using AMD. :)
  2. The problem with memtest86 is that it takes forever when you have a large amount of RAM to scan.

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  3. when i use sandra to run a benchmark does it benchmark all my DIMM's as a total(3x256mb DDR) or does it just use a certain amount of the ram? the reason im askin is i used to have 512 and i got a certain score and when i went up to 712 the score actually went down
  4. Well I never had this kind of trouble, however I only went from 128 to 256.

    Heh!

    Mike D.
    MAssIvE - lunatis@hotmail.com
  5. who knows?
    sandra, while popular, isnt very accurate "real world wise"
    its very much a synthethetic benchmark that most take with a grain of salt. people have experienced all sorts of wierd rises and falling in their benchmarks.

    do a net search for something better... i know real ones exist out there... ?membench???

    The lack of thermal protection on Athlon's is cunning way to stop morons from using AMD. :)
  6. it doesnt take THAT long... even for my 512mb PC150. and i think its well and truly worth it for piece of mind... and you could always leave it running overnite for absolute certainty :-)

    The lack of thermal protection on Athlon's is cunning way to stop morons from using AMD. :)
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