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10-25-03, 11:50 AM #1
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- Aug 2003
What to use to test memory stability?
Well, I cant find a decent way to test my memory stability...
I havent tried yet memtest86 because I dont have a floppy disk drive and I cant create the startup disk it needs....If only it could create a startup CD i would be ok but....
Anyway, I have tried :
1)memtest for windows
2)windows ram diagnostic (runs at dos)
3)prime blend (lots of memory)
but although they seem stable at 214 , whenever I run warcraft3 it will give me a fatal error after some time, even at 213 ...
All this with Kingston 1Gb 3200 BH-5 (2-2-2-5), at 2.9V on Abit NF7-S .
Its not the CPU or anything else that causes war3 to hang, its the memory, that is tested...
So I dont really know what to believe with those bench programs...
Is there one that is stressfull enough to give accurate results? or should i just use war3 as a stability check????
Finally, I am really dissapointed by my ram if it isnt stable at even 213 at 2.9V ....wtf can I do to make it go 230+ , give it 3.3 volts???
I am gonna do the vdimm mod sometime soon, but if this memory is stable at only 210-212 at 2.9V , I dont think i got much chance to get it high (((
And I wanted at least 230 , and if possible , 240+ with lots of volts just for benches...
10-25-03, 12:11 PM #2
You can download a zipped ISO image for a bootable memtest86 cd.