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Despite being maintained by PassMark, MemTest86 is still a single-threaded application at core, incapable of real multi-threading without producing false positives. Insufficient for today's hardware and must be written from scratch.
PassMark's MemTest86 has tested in multi-thread mode since 2011 - where the hardware supports it.
And so what? You are testing the RAM, not the CPU. And that is the same issue with your HCI MemTest so why would you suggest it if it "should not be used in 2019"? That makes no sense and, as I noted, is just not accurate.
RAM testing does not care how many threads or cores on the CPU you are using - except to improve testing speeds. That is why it is incorrect to say it is "intended for single-core processors with discrete memory controller and shouldn't be used in 2019."
I've been doing hardware tech support since the early 70s and MemTest86 on DEC and Vax systems since the late 80s. I have never - not once seen a "false positive" (with any decent tester!). A false positive would be where the program reports the RAM is faulty, but it is really good. If any error is reported, the RAM is bad. The problem is, no errors might be reported, but the RAM is still faulty - but that is the case with any software based memory tester, including your suggested HCI MemTest.
And to your HCI MemTest, there is nothing in its documentation about multi or single threaded application.
As I noted above, no software based program is conclusive. But to suggest it cannot do its job because it is single threaded (which was wrong to begin with), or that it should not be used in 2019 is just bad information and advice.
Sorry. Nothing personal. Those are just the facts and that's what matters here.