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memtest86 version 1.55 vs version 3.2

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Been putting together my build and haven't yet installed the XP OS.
I'm still trying to qualify my ram (pc4800) on the DFI Ultra D mobo
with memtest86 version 1.55.
I keep getting failures on test #3.

If I install the OS will it be affected by the failure on test #3?
Haven't got version 3.2 due to lack of media.
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I would test with the newest version. There are bug fixes that might easily show a differentiation between your new DFI board and the memory.

You can always install and test from Prime95 although this is not as good as a DOS Memtest.

The only thing you might lose from not having an ability to test with v3.2 is your time.

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Actually the 3.2 version is the old MemTest86, the 1.55 (1.65 the latest) is the newer MemTest86+ version, that is based on the original MemTest86. You should use the MemTest86+. www.memtest.org
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These are different softwares and so the version numbers are not comparitive. Memtest86+ is a port by some members of the x86-secret team and NOT to be confused with the original Memtest86 (no +).

The newest version of the original software is 3.2

http://www.memtest86.com/#download0

Personally I like to stay with original software rather than ports as ports can be problematic due to the nature of the programmer not being the creator of the software and not as observant of the original software programming idiosyncrasies unless the port is performed by the original software creator. I have found this with Prime95 and the StressPrime port. I can achieve stability with StressPrime that fails in Prime95 and this is on both Intel and AMD platforms.

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