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Just wondering how long it takes to run memtest86? Does it just keep going or does it actually end eventually?

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The rule of thumb for most of us is to run test #8 (my opinion) or test #6 and if it passes around 20 times with zero errors then you're stable.
 

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thanks guys

I love this forum for quick responses
 

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From ncsa's post ... a good quick test.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html

Memtest:

For any change it is recommended that you use Memtest to check if this configuration is stable.

Some quick checks using this tool are:

Get your Memtest CD - make sure CD boot is prior to HDD in BIOS.

Boot system with CD in drive - Memtest should auto run and for 10-20 loops make sure that these key tests are OK - 5, 6, 8

Once running, to select Test #5

Type C 1 3 5 <enter> <enter>

Now Memtest will loop in Test #6

And for Test #6

Type C 1 3 6 <enter> <enter>

Now Memtest will loop in Test #8 (20 loops best)

And for Test #8

Type C 1 3 6 <enter> <enter>

If you get errors in any of these tests you will need to recheck you BIOS settings, timings and / or voltages. There is no silver bullet here as each system is different and will react & perform differently - time and patience is required
 

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im trying to use memtest86 and it just wont boot up. i dont have a floppy drive so i burned the .iso file onto a cd, set cdrom as my 1st priority, but when it comes time to boot from it it just skips over it and continues booting windows. any ideas?
 
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