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You most certainly can beat Memtest86+ for memory testing. I've seen many a system pass hundreds, even thousands, of loops of Memtest86+ only crap out within minutes due to memory related errors in more strenuous (multi-threaded) tests.

^^ this ,Memtest86+ will only show hard errors
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I generally let HCI memtest run up to 1000% and call it a day. It has worked fine for me so far.
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I generally let HCI memtest run up to 1000% and call it a day. It has worked fine for me so far.

I've seen HCI memtest fail well past 1000% so I tend to run it longer, if at all possible. My primary system is often on for weeks or months at a time, doing fairly strenuous work for most of such periods, I cannot afford to be less than thorough.

That said, 1000-2000% may well be enough for most people. Be sure to run multiple instances though, at least one per physical core.

Also, having a second opinion stress test is a good idea as well. I use Prime95 custom blend as well as HCI.
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I've seen HCI memtest fail well past 1000% so I tend to run it longer, if at all possible. My primary system is often on for weeks or months at a time, doing fairly strenuous work for most of such periods, I cannot afford to be less than thorough.
That said, 1000-2000% may well be enough for most people. Be sure to run multiple instances though, at least one per physical core.
Also, having a second opinion stress test is a good idea as well. I use Prime95 custom blend as well as HCI.
That makes sense. I no longer run my rig 24/7 though so 1000% is enough for me. And yeah the way to run HCI is to run as many instances as you have threads (8 in my case), I don't think it would even be possible to test all memory otherwise as there's a limit on how much you can run on one instance. I also use Prime95 blend for 24 hours and ITB at maximum problem size x25 (for what it's worth), but HCI is the superior test, I've had it find errors within a few minutes after my rig had passed all my other stability tests.
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HCI memtest also for me, it's funny how older threads gets bumped here, I think OCN should have some kind of advise for those topics... Anyway a stable system including ram and cpu should be able to do some instances of 1000% memtest, prime95, and linx avx.
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