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hi,,can anyone advise me with the best settings to use with memtest86. totally new to this prog. Also, how long would i let memtest run for?

memory is unlinked running at 802mhz/ratio 8:9 (cpu-z)/volts 2.2v/timings 4.4.4.12
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I generally just let it run a couple of times through for a somewhat quick test on stability and then overnight when I think I've got it nailed down just to make sure. Try it with your current settings since they are more or less stock and see how it goes.
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Tests 5 & 6 tend to be the best at detecting errors, and test 5 generates the most heat. So, I usually loop test 5 for about 30 minutes then I boot into windows and use a (much more difinitive) multithreaded memory test.
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I just let it run once it loads, I don't think anything needs to be changed. I generally let it run for 7 hours, the longest I let it go was 19 hours (stable too).
     
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cheers guys, ran memtest (standard test) for 4.30hrs,,all stable, no errors
just wondering, with memtest, in one of the fields it says ecc/ecc errors - anyone know wot this is, and do i need to add it to tests in future.

blameless, when you say, boot into windows and use a much more difinitive multithreaded memory test. can you tell me what software you use, thanks.
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ECC error checking only applies to ECC memory, so you don't need to worry about it.

Memtest86+ is a nice program, but it is inherently limited on multi core or multi socket systems, as it is single threaded, and cannot reproduce the kind of loads you will see in windows.

I just use Memtest86 as a quick test to see if I can make it into windows without corrupting data, then I either run two or more instance of HCI's MemTest (http://hcidesign.com/memtest/) and/or TestMem's S&M (http://www.testmem.nm.ru/snm.zip) memory test (with the "single thread" option unchecked, and disable safemode checked). S&M in particular will find errors much more quickly than Memtest86+, and can often find errors that Memtest86+ will completely miss.
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