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TechPowerUp Announces MemTest64 - Test Memory from Within Windows

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  1. btarunr

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    TechPowerUp today announced MemTest64, our lightweight, standalone utility that lets you test your system memory for hardware faults and other errors. The application has a graphical user interface (GUI), and can be run from within Windows, without needing any administrator privileges. MemTest64 can also be used to test the stability of your memory performance tuning, such as overclocks and tight timings. The utility puts your memory through a battery of test patterns, while juggling data from the memory to the page file. The app is portable, and does not require any installation. This is our first public release of MemTest64, after thorough internal testing. We welcome your feedback in the app's dedicated forum on TechPowerUp Forums.

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    DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp MemTest64 1.0

    Features
    • Runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. 64-bit OS only
    • Supports all modern processors, including Intel Core and AMD Ryzen
    • No reboot or DOS-mode required
    • You can control how much memory to test, to reduce operational impact
    • Memory is tested using various detection algorithms
    • Errors will be detected automatically
    • Does not require Administrator privileges
    • No installation or registry modifications required.
     
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    Pretty cool tool.


    My findings are most memory issues are from incorrect timings and voltage being to low.
     
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    Who writes all this stuff? W1zz?
     
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    Cool app........:clap:



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    I got a little spoiled by EFI loaded USB drives containing passmark's memtest v6.
    Ill give this one a go, guess. This is truly more for OCers and less for technitians.
     
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    Looks like complicated software. Do you code stuff for living then? I don't suppose TPU can generate enough money to live off?
     
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    this post needed more fanfare, nearly missed the existence of such an awesome tool :D
     
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    I would only wish if such tool would exist for testing GPU memory errors. There was some long time ago one for ATI cards... but well... that's dino age.
     
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    A nice new toy :clap:
     
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    thanks for this.
     
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    The program recognizes only two modules out of four. Gigabyte MW50-SV0.

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    1hr, all good so far.
     
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    OOOOooooOOOoooooooooooooooo!
     
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    That right there is about the only legit reason to stay on Windows 7.
     
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    Hey @W1zzard, will the results output by this tool be any different from what you can get from Memtest86? Is it possible that Memtest86 will find errors that Memtest64 won't?
     
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    Cool. Look forward to trying it out.
     
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    I use W10 with W7 task manager.
     
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    And I bet you have a seperate monitor just for it.
     
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    How is that relevant to the discussion?
     
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    See post #4
     
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    Memtest86 runs under DOS so that it can test virtually all of your memory. Despite the name it also is 64-bit and handles memory above 4GB just fine.

    This MemTest64 program can't test memory that is in use, but you don't have to reboot to run it. As was said above it is more for testing an overclock than for diagnosing RAM issues.
     
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    On topic please, this has nothing to do with the OP... :roll:

    Cool can't wait to try this out :toast:
     
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    Aha, so it's for stability testing. Gotcha.
     
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    If you select a sufficiently large test size, it will send everything to pagefile, freeing memory to test, except for the kernel, which is roughly 1 GB.
     
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