Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Hci memtest
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hci memtest

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm trying to test if my memory is stable and found that hci is good for stability. How do I use it though? I have 16 gb of ram.
post #2 of 12
Never heard of hci, but Memtest86+ is very highly recommended as well as easy to use.
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the .iso, burn it to a CD, set your BIOS to boot off of the CD drive. Itll do everything automatically from there.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I did use that and no errors were found. Just making sure my overclocked ram doesn't affect my CPU overclock.
post #4 of 12
What do you mean? You just did it? Its only been 10 minutes, unless you mean you did it in the past some time. Let memtest run for a few hours, through multiple passes.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yeah I did it lets say about 2-3 hours on 2000 9 9 9 24 2t 1.5v. Which is weird right? No errors during that time.
post #6 of 12
Memtest 86+ is primarily used for seeing if you have bad sticks. If you want to test a RAM OC try programs like hyper pi and MaxxMEM2. You can also try out Prime95 and IBT/LINX, but the other two are more memory intensive.
Hurricane Venus
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 Sapphire Vapor-x R9 290 CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
ADATA Premier Pro SP920 Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX  Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS LG Blu-Ray Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony Optiarc Corsair H110 Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Auria EQ276W 27"  
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 22EA53T-P LG 22EA53T-P Logitech MX 5500 CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750  
CaseMouseAudio
Corsair 650D Logitech MX 5500 Creative Inspire T3130 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Hurricane Venus
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 Sapphire Vapor-x R9 290 CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
ADATA Premier Pro SP920 Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX  Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS LG Blu-Ray Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony Optiarc Corsair H110 Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Auria EQ276W 27"  
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 22EA53T-P LG 22EA53T-P Logitech MX 5500 CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750  
CaseMouseAudio
Corsair 650D Logitech MX 5500 Creative Inspire T3130 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by CNCoRIDDoR View Post

Yeah I did it lets say about 2-3 hours on 2000 9 9 9 24 2t 1.5v. Which is weird right? No errors during that time.
Did you ever try running it for a long time instead?
post #8 of 12
If you don't know how to use it properly, you probably didn't use it right. Assuming you're using the free version, you need to open one instance of the program for every CPU core you have. Then take your available RAM (or 90% of all RAM), divide that by the number of CPU cores, and enter that number in each instance of HCI memtest. Let that run up to 1000%, if that produces no errors move on to another program (or just call it a day if you just need basic stability for gaming).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahocowi View Post

Memtest 86+ is primarily used for seeing if you have bad sticks. If you want to test a RAM OC try programs like hyper pi and MaxxMEM2. You can also try out Prime95 and IBT/LINX, but the other two are more memory intensive.
Maxxmem as a stability test? I've found that if I can boot into windows, I can run Maxxmem with no issues even if I get errors the second I hit start on any other program. Hyperpi is good for initial testing, but I'd still do a long P95 run after Hyperpi has finished because 10-15 minutes of stressing the memory isn't particularly thorough.
Beestje 2.0
(20 items)
 
Beestje 1.5
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Sabertooth X79 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung low profile x4 OCZ Vertex 3 Crucial M4 Samsung HD103SJ 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Lite-On BD drive Megahalems rev. B Cooler Master Excalibur Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG278H Logitech G710+ Corsair TX750 Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M60 Razer Kabuto Echo Audiofire 2 Sennheiser HD515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Club3d HD7870 royalKing Corsair Dominator 3x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial V4 128GB Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB LG GH22LS Scythe Mugen 2b 
CoolingCoolingMonitorKeyboard
CM Excalibur x2 CM R4 x3 Samsung BX2450 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic M12 II 520 Antec 600 Microsoft Intellimouse Razer Kabuto 
  hide details  
Reply
Beestje 2.0
(20 items)
 
Beestje 1.5
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Sabertooth X79 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung low profile x4 OCZ Vertex 3 Crucial M4 Samsung HD103SJ 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Lite-On BD drive Megahalems rev. B Cooler Master Excalibur Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG278H Logitech G710+ Corsair TX750 Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M60 Razer Kabuto Echo Audiofire 2 Sennheiser HD515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Club3d HD7870 royalKing Corsair Dominator 3x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial V4 128GB Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB LG GH22LS Scythe Mugen 2b 
CoolingCoolingMonitorKeyboard
CM Excalibur x2 CM R4 x3 Samsung BX2450 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic M12 II 520 Antec 600 Microsoft Intellimouse Razer Kabuto 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vonnis View Post

If you don't know how to use it properly, you probably didn't use it right. Assuming you're using the free version, you need to open one instance of the program for every CPU core you have. Then take your available RAM (or 90% of all RAM), divide that by the number of CPU cores, and enter that number in each instance of HCI memtest. Let that run up to 1000%, if that produces no errors move on to another program (or just call it a day if you just need basic stability for gaming).
Maxxmem as a stability test? I've found that if I can boot into windows, I can run Maxxmem with no issues even if I get errors the second I hit start on any other program. Hyperpi is good for initial testing, but I'd still do a long P95 run after Hyperpi has finished because 10-15 minutes of stressing the memory isn't particularly thorough.

Maxxmem as a quick speed test. Overclocking RAM and timings can be extremely time consuming. Would you run Prime95 for 4 hours after lowering TRc one digit from stock? No,you tweak with maxxmem to get highest stable speed and lowest timings,then run your Prime/memtest or whatever and adjust from there.

I usually can tell if RAM is somewhat stable just by the way Maxxmem runs. If you are close to the edge of benching stability,it will bug or hang-up,or your scores will drop. Another good one to use is SiSoft's Sandra bandwidth and latency tests.
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
HCI Memtest is actually quite good for stressing RAM.

200% passes for initial stability, 1000% passes for complete stability. Has never failed me even once.

Usage: Open a HCI Memtest for every core/thread your CPU has and assign your free ram divided by the amount of CPU cores to every individual HCI.

This way the RAM will be filled up 10)% and tested fully and it'll go nice and fast since all threads can work on it. HCI is single threaded so using all RAM on 1 HCI is slow as hell.
Thundahcat.
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M Barton @ 2612Mhz ASUS A7N8X-X HIS Radeon X800XL 256MB w/ V-MOD @ 585Mhz GPU 5... 3x512MB Samsung PC-3200 CL3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
Maxtor 80GB IDE Cooler Master alu/copper block with a Slipstrea... Windows 98 SE Windows XP Pro SP3 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Real Power M520W OEM with great airflow and even cable management 
  hide details  
Reply
Thundahcat.
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M Barton @ 2612Mhz ASUS A7N8X-X HIS Radeon X800XL 256MB w/ V-MOD @ 585Mhz GPU 5... 3x512MB Samsung PC-3200 CL3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
Maxtor 80GB IDE Cooler Master alu/copper block with a Slipstrea... Windows 98 SE Windows XP Pro SP3 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Real Power M520W OEM with great airflow and even cable management 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Hci memtest