MemtestMemory and stability testing utility | Posted by jonchappell on Aug 16th 05 04:26 PM
MemTest is a RAM reliability tester that runs under Windows. It evaluates the ability of
your computer's memory to store and retrieve data accurately. A correctly functioning
computer should be able to do both these tasks with 100% accuracy day in and day
out. A computer that fails these tests, perhaps because of old hardware, damaged
hardware, or poorly configured hardware, will be less stable and crash more
often. Even worse, it will become even less stable over time as corrupted data
is written to your hard disk.
By running MemTest you can ensure that your computer's RAM is
correctly functioning. It is wise to test this when you buy a new
computer, install new RAM, or change the configuration of your machine (for
instance, to overclock it). Are you the sort of user who likes to push
the performance of your machine to the edge? Relying upon whether your machine
will boot after your new BIOS tweaks is a poor way to determine the safety of
your new settings. Use MemTest as a true test of stability.