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Tool for detecting Bad RAM - not windows memdiag or memtest86 - suggestions welcome

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Hey everybody,

Long time lurker, first time poster.
We are consistently having a problem with RAM and I was wondering if anyone has come across a kick ass tool to determine good from bad ram.
Windows memdiag and memtest86+ consistently shows no issue with the RAM but if we replace the known bad ram with good blue screens magically clear up.
Problems return if bad ram is put back and memory intensive operations are performed.

So far noting I have tried returns any errors but i am 99.9% sure the RAM is to blame.

Anyone know a good tool to use to check RAM?

Any thoughts much appreciated.

Nick
post #2 of 9
HCI Memtest.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thracks View Post

HCI Memtest.

That runs within Windows though.... how can it be sure that it tested every bit since the OS and other application are utilizing RAM as well.
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Why do you wanna test if its bad anyways?
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I put together a couple of machines on a semi regular basis for a couple of people and recently BSOD have been coming back to me.
RAM changes fix the issue, but ideally i would like a tool to run before shipping the workstations to test the RAM.

both memtest86 and windows memdiag consistently return no errors - at this point i would give my right arm for something to definitely tell me me HEY! THAT RAM IS CRAP
post #6 of 9
With the above failing, Prime95 large fft's or a custom blend test would probably make it croak if you have some bad ram or a memory controller issue going on but again... windows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brop View Post

I put together a couple of machines on a semi regular basis for a couple of people and recently BSOD have been coming back to me.
RAM changes fix the issue, but ideally i would like a tool to run before shipping the workstations to test the RAM.

both memtest86 and windows memdiag consistently return no errors - at this point i would give my right arm for something to definitely tell me me HEY! THAT RAM IS CRAP

How many cycles are you running MemTest86+ for?
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With the above failing, Prime95 large fft's or a custom blend test would probably make it croak if you have some bad ram or a memory controller issue going on but again... windows.
I'll try - any port in a storm
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How many cycles are you running MemTest86+ for?
No idea any more i'll need to check but something ridiculously large - ran for 2 days
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HyperPi 32m usually exposes any problems pretty quick..and doesn't generate a ton of heat like prime or IBT.
 
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