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Hey guys, so i just downloaded the latest memtest 4.20 and put the ISO onto a disc. I havent got time to boot from it right now but im just wondering...when it boots and starts the test, do i tell it how many times to run or how long? How do i stop it if i only want it to go on for an hour? Thanks!
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Ive used it once and I had it on a USB but im sure it will work fine from a boot disk. I'm not an exspert but when I needed to use it I only ran it for an hour. And to stop it I believe its ESC and if it's not it will definitely tell you on the screen kind of like a BOIS.
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Hey guys, so i just downloaded the latest memtest 4.20 and put the ISO onto a disc. I havent got time to boot from it right now but im just wondering...when it boots and starts the test, do i tell it how many times to run or how long? How do i stop it if i only want it to go on for an hour? Thanks!
no you just run it till you get errors or get sick and tired of it (Esc to quit)
    
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you should run it like 5-10 loops without error and you should be good to go.
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you should run it like 5-10 loops without error and you should be good to go.
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It will run from the boot disk, ESC to stop.

It takes @ 1 hr per pass, depending on how much RAM you have and it will run 7 different default tests.

You can run it over night while your asleep and that should give you a good 7 -10 passes. Less than 4 is not worth the effort.

It will pick up physical issues with your sticks as well as systems setting errors such as to much/not enough NB volts etc.

So if you get errors, dont panic, it may not necessarily mean you have bad sticks.

I found this helpful in understanding what it was doing and why;

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=409152


Hope this helps
Edited by Sethy666 - 8/24/11 at 8:18pm
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It will run from the boot disk, ESC to stop.

It takes @ 1 hr per pass, depending on how much RAM you have and it will run 7 different default tests.

You can run it over night while your asleep and that should give you a good 7 -10 passes. Less than 4 is not worth the effort.

It will pick up physical issues with your sticks as well as systems setting errors such as to much/not enough NB volts etc.

So if you get errors, dont panic, it may not necessarily mean you have bad sticks.

I found this helpful in understanding what it was doing and why;

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=409152


Hope this helps
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