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OK, I want to test my memory. But I havent got a floppy disk. Can I use a cd instead?
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Ok, I just tested my memory and the test stopped. Here are the results are they bad? If so how bad?

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Any errors are not good.
You will need to address several things, voltage, cooling, and the of course the timings and divider.
Eventhough they don't require extreme voltage, between the added vdimm and the expelled heat from the CPU's FHS, RAM can get hot so rigging an extra fan to cool them may help the stability but most likely will increase there longevity.

Chech out ncsa's Memtest method for quick testing. Once there stable there do the full test. It's about 1/2 way down in hte link.
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Is it possible to put Memtest on a CD, and boot from that? I have no floppy drive
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"For windows installation begin by downloading either the Pre-Compiled Windows package to build a boot-able floppy disk or an ISO (zip version) to create a boot-able CDROM. After the file is downloaded an extract must be done to uncompress the file(s). To extract right click on the downloaded file and select the "Extract All" option. The extract option will let you choose where the files will be extracted to. To build a bootable floppy go the the folder where the files were extracted and click on the Install icon. The floppy disk will appear to be unformatted by Windows after the install is complete."
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how do you select test 8 or something like that? People keep saying to select that test, because it stresses out your memory the most
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post #7 of 10
If you read the bottom of the test page it will say press c for configuration. All the options will be there for picking tests. I wouldn't bother with that now as the ram you have is either really bad or not setup right. I have never seen memtest halt before so i'd get that straighted out first.
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post #8 of 10
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I've sort the prob out now, read here m8 http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...o-problem.html
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Negotiator
how do you select test 8 or something like that? People keep saying to select that test, because it stresses out your memory the most
ncsa's FAQ on your MB covers that!
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html
    
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post #10 of 10
you will only to do test #5 and #8, and you need to get both of them for 10 passes. then it means your memory has no problem at all.

just press "C" anytime in the blue screen. then you know what to do.
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