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It seems the original memtes86 has been overhauled. And latest version is from january 2016.
Where the + version seems to suffer most and is outdated back to 2013.

Have the + version been abandoned you think? And is the original memtest86 the one to use on modern systems instead?
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Originally Posted by wendigo4700 View Post

It seems the original memtes86 has been overhauled. And latest version is from january 2016.
Where the + version seems to suffer most and is outdated back to 2013.

Have the + version been abandoned you think? And is the original memtest86 the one to use on modern systems instead?

I can't comment on memtest because memtest86+ is all I use and it works great. But you're wrong, memtest86+ was updated in August of 2015.
Version 5.01 works for pretty much any system AFAIK and will show you detailed information like CPU core temps for most hardware setups. Probably not Skylake but I've never personally tested it. Even if it doesn't show you detailed info like the CPU name or reads the frequency and timings of your memory wrong it will still test it correctly.
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Memtest86 (not +) is the only readily available consumer software with a row hammer test and that's what makes it most interesting.

Either Memtest86 or Memtest86+ are fine for cursory memory/IMC stability checking or determining if a part is outright defective, but neither are really stressful enough for a final memory stability pass.

Memtest86+ tends to be more compatible with older systems, as the recent versions of Memtest86 are UEFI only.
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memtest86+ was updated in August of 2015.
Version 5.01 works for pretty much any system AFAIK

5.01 is from 2013, despite what the file modification times in that link say.
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