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I went into MemTest during boot and ran a test. When I went to configuration and selected Memory Sizing --> Bios - All, it errors immediately. All 4 gigs of my memory are recognized, but I thought MemTest would only test the 3.3 gigs that's used by Windows.

Is MemTest supposed to give me errors when I select ALL for the test?
Edited by xz3rorom3o - 5/25/08 at 7:44pm
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Doing All or Probe may conflict with various devices.

Memtest should beable to test all of your memory with the standard detection, provided you have the correct addressing options enabled in your BIOS.
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MemTest sees the 4 gigs of ram and it is recognized in the Bios also; I didn't mess with any settings to enable 4 gigs of RAM or anything. Does anyone else have errors when they test ALL?
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Ah, I have found the answer if anyone is interested:

- When I select BIOS-ALL I get many errors or my machine crashes.

This is normal. With todays computers this option should never be selected.
When selecting BIOS-ALL memtest will ignore the e820 memory map supplied by
the BIOS and will also test areas reserved by the BIOS for the processor or
the BIOS. See the question about which memory is test for more information
on this.
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