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    Memory Test

    I am doing a memory test on a Dell. It has two 128 DDR sticks of ram. I am using Ultimate Boot CD 2.4 for my test. On the first test it took over 4 hours with no errors. I decided to try testing one stick of ram at a time. Each test was over three hours with no errors. I cannot believe a RAM test could be over three hours.

    I then thought it the Processor could be bad.( Pentium 4 ). So I swaped out the processor and then went back and ran another RAM test only to get the same results.

    Funny how a RAM test can be over three hours.. Very slugish and slow and yet produce no errors..

    Anyone with any advice ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madwizard
    I am doing a memory test on a Dell. It has two 128 DDR sticks of ram. I am using Ultimate Boot CD 2.4 for my test. On the first test it took over 4 hours with no errors. I decided to try testing one stick of ram at a time. Each test was over three hours with no errors. I cannot believe a RAM test could be over three hours.

    I then thought it the Processor could be bad.( Pentium 4 ). So I swaped out the processor and then went back and ran another RAM test only to get the same results.

    Funny how a RAM test can be over three hours.. Very slugish and slow and yet produce no errors..

    Anyone with any advice ?

    What is the problem with the machine?

    Memtest86 can take ages to complete because it does lots of different tests. I have seen it take hours before.
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    Memory Test

    The computer runs like it has only 64 Mb. RAM. It has Windows\xp.. Even after three hours of RAM test it has not gone through one pass. I have tested quite a few sticks of RAM and never had to wait over three hours for it to complete one pass.
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    Some tests are very intensive. that could be the issue here.
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