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I haven't played around much with my memory and I want to see how far I can lower the timings. My question is, will running memtest be comparable to prime, OCCT, etc. , when testing stability with memory timings? Also, When I run MemTest will I need to test each stick individually or will it work paired together (2 x2gb)?
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I believe that memtest just tests the ram for errors. I am not sure whether memtest stresses the ram hard or not. SUBD to know answer to ops question as well.
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I haven't played around much with my memory and I want to see how far I can lower the timings. My question is, will running memtest be comparable to prime, OCCT, etc. , when testing stability with memory timings? Also, When I run MemTest will I need to test each stick individually or will it work paired together (2 x2gb)?
I've never had any memory issue if it passes 3+ hours of Memtest86+, stock speed or not. For added insurance, run benchmarkers (Hyper PI, MaxxMEM2) and compression tools (7ZIP, WinRAR) to de/compress different file sizes.
Memtest is better than any Windows tester only because it runs in pure DOS, avoiding possible OS corruption due to bad memory.
Memtest can test individual stick or both. I prefer testing individual stick because I'll know which stick is bad if I get errors.
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SUBD to know answer to ops question as well.
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Memtest didnt help me lower timings using prime95 blend and largefft did tho.
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Cool Thanks guys. I was hoping i could test the RAM without having to boot into the OS. Reps to all
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Originally Posted by GsxR1000Ryda View Post
Cool Thanks guys. I was hoping i could test the RAM without having to boot into the OS. Reps to all
you can test the ram without booting into the os its just not as stressful as a real stress test. I would always suggest doing both when testing for 100% stability.
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memtest86+ is for figuring out whether your RAM is defective or not; it is not for testing overclocked RAM. Often memtest results may differ from OS results. Use SuperPi 32M (an excellent choice for RAM stability testing) and the regular stress tests you would use to overclock the system, i.e. Prime95Blend or IntelBurnTest on high or very high.
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memtest86+ is for figuring out whether your RAM is defective or not; it is not for testing overclocked RAM. Often memtest results may differ from OS results. Use SuperPi 32M (an excellent choice for RAM stability testing) and the regular stress tests you would use to overclock the system, i.e. Prime95Blend or IntelBurnTest on high or very high.
Cool, I've never used SuperPi. Pretty self explanatory? Oh and repped too!
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The 32M test on SuperPi is actually a good test for determining memory stability.
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