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Old 08-14-2007, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Best way to test this memory for errors?

i took abit of a gamble and brought this memory off ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=007

i took out my mushkin memory from my comp in the sig and stuck this in to test it out. i had no troubles booting up and using applications and no bsod. i have memtest86 biult into the bios of my dfi board but i have never used it before. i was wondering what is the best test(s) to use on the memory or do i just stick in the ram and let memtest86 run?
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:52 AM   #2
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yeah jus let memtest run that will do the job but the chances are if your booting up and running ok then the RAM is ok.

its a strange thing about RAM where it usually works or it doesnt full stop.

so if your RAM didnt work youd know bout it
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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ive been letting it run now and its passed 3 times on all of the tests so it looks like my gamble paid off
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ram is weird. just run memtest.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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there is also a built in mem test for vista
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Seems alright though, I mean 512MB of memory for 99p?
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:48 PM   #7
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it was a good buy. ive been building a cheap budget system for my girlferiend for when she goes to uni. its almost done. ill put up a post about it when its finished. itsd relly cheap (88.06) and based around an athlon 64 skt939 3200+
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Wow, thats amazing value for money!
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that is a great price for a low end computer.
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hey i built this one here for around 50
pentium 4 2.8GHZ most expensive part 25
mobo -free
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other bits like fans and a new heatsink 7
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But yeah that is a pretty cheap budget system right there . I mean 512MB ram for 99P what a bargin .
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