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ok my ram's current speed is 890mhz and i went in the bios and changed the timings to 5-4-4-12. now do i have to run something to make sure its stable? memtest86?
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post #2 of 19
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/
http://www.memtest.org/
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post #3 of 19
yep, memtest.
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post #4 of 19
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how long is memtest generally take to run?
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post #5 of 19
i just ran it overnight, i have read people saying to let it run for 3 passes.
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post #6 of 19
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i just let it run for 1 pass. that not enough?
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post #7 of 19
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post #8 of 19
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i just let it run for 1 pass. that not enough?
Enough to make it to windows? Sure.

Enough to know your memory settings are stable? Not even close.
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post #9 of 19
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Enough to make it to windows? Sure.

Enough to know your memory settings are stable? Not even close.


I have been trying to max out (stably) my new GSkills. I did not want to overvolt much. here's what happened: memtest errors 1st pass at 2v, back off speed to 920 (Ga-p35 defaulted them to 1080) no errors in memtest UNTIL AFTER THE 6TH PASS! more fiddling and I thought I was done BUT NO 9 passes good then hit errors. Kicked up to 2.1V no errors in 10 passes. Now running prime95 at 16hrs ok. when I make 24hrs I'll go back to memtest for a full 24hrs to see if I'm still good. I found out by accident that 10 passes (around 3hrs for my 2GB) MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO KNOW!
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post #10 of 19
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i was told on here that 3 passes is enough
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