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New Memory Diagnostic Tool

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by raybro, Jul 29, 2003.

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  1. raybro

    raybro Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone.. Ran across this link

    http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

    in another (GASP, CHOKE) forum and thought I'd post it here for review/ comments.

    I used the download file to create a boot floppy which runs the diagnostic. You also have the option of burning it to a CD.

    One advantage I see over other memory diagnostics I've used, is this one runs it's test sequence (a set of 8) continuously until you stop it. This allows one to run a repeateitive test sequence over an extended period of time (like over night) and have a better chance of detecting an intermittent fault. (y)

    Check it out :D
     
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  3. slipe

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    Thanks. Put it in favorites and downloaded it. Have you compared it to DocMemory?
     
  4. raybro

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    Not a direct comparison of the test parameters, Just got it myself this morning. For sure, the continuous test scenario is a plus. (y)
     
  5. RandyG

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    I've got it running on a machine I've been having problems with.

    I'll post any useful notes in the morning!
     
  6. jnibori

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    Never knew this was around. Thanks!
     
  7. RandyG

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    Well, at least it's not my RAM!! Ran the test through the night, and system was still running through Ram tests when I got in, more than 14 hours later.

    All passed.

    thanx for the tool!
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Of course, there's always MemTest86 that is a totally free test. It also boots from a floppy, does a very good memory test, and will run as long as you let it. I've used it to find several tricky memory problems. :)
     
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