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C0deZer0
Oc'D To Rhythm And Police
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join:2001-10-03
Tempe, AZ

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reply to RogueMonk

Re: Best way to burnin RAM?

before booting:



Memtest86 - this is what I use to check my RAM before I attempt booting into windows.

Put the app on a bootable floppy, and as you boot from it, it will run its memory diagnostic app. Test#5 & 8 are known to be good for conditioning, but I prefer to run tests 1-7 to ensure my memory is error-free at this point. And I never boot to the OS at a new FSB/timings set until it passes memtest.

in windows:

Sisoft Sandra - its memory bandwidth is good for testing memory speed, as well as helping to condition it (w/ the burn-in wizard).


Prime95. This helps burn in CPU and RAM, and is very sensitive, so if you can get this thing running its torture test for a long time error-free, chances are your system is stable.
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Gemologist
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join:2001-11-15
USA
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What C0deZer0 See Profile said!



RogueMonk
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join:2003-02-11
Stoney Creek, ON
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Thanks!

Would this be something worth putting into a FAQ? I looked there first, but couldn't quite find it.
[text was edited by author 2003-10-02 19:51:53]