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I was wondering how you run memtest. I burned iso, but the files onto a CD and rebooted... and nothing happened.
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Before you boot press f8 and it will take you to the boot menu, Here choose your cd drive and you should be k. Its proably becasue your hdd is sset before your optical drive.
   
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U have to change in ur bios that first boot device be a cd-rom and not hdd.
thats all
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Do you also know that it should do at least 5-10 passes too? That may take a few hours, but it's necessary.
    
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Do you also know that it should do at least 5-10 passes too? That may take a few hours, but it's necessary.
Yes
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Yes
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I've never ran it befor, what should i expect...what exactly happens.
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I've never ran it befor, what should i expect...what exactly happens.
A blue screen pops up and you will see all the instructions you need to follow on screen. When you run the test, it will keep looping until you decide that it is stable and stop the test.
    
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I've never ran it befor, what should i expect...what exactly happens.
If you got Memtest 86 from www.memtest86.com, then you'll be presented with 3 options:
  1. Single CPU
  2. Multiple CPUs (experimental)
  3. Memtest 3.4
Choose option #2, because option #1 is for single-core CPUs. They just didn't know what they were writing. heh

Other than that, the test will begin automatically. It does 8 tests by default. After the 8th test, it starts all over. That's considered 1 pass. So, that's where the 5-10 passes comes in.

The 9th test is very long and optional, but I suppose you read about it already.
    
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