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How long should I run memtest on my new pc, to ensure no errors what so ever?
Also how much memory should you test, I have 1gb OCZ?
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How long should I run memtest on my new pc, to ensure no errors what so ever?
Also how much memory should you test, I have 1gb OCZ?
You should test all the memory you plan on putting in the new rig you are building or upgrading the rig as for the memtest i recomend memtest86 and go throught 3 full rounds (8 tests each) IMO or test on only test 5 and test 8 for 5-10 rounds if the memory passes those tests then the memory is stable at the clocks and timings.
    
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I would let memtest run overnight, the full test. Fill out your "system specs" in the UserCP. Test #5 is a quick way to test stability for overclocking, then after finding a good clock, run all tests again.
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mmm well to test mine i ran test 8 over night (much more stressful on your mem then test 5) and just have it run in cycles ( press c then 1 then 3 then 8 then "enter" then 0 and you'll be set and you comp will be running in cycles till you press esc to leave.) -trey 9This is for memtest86 i believe ( w/e comes with dfi board in the bios )
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