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Old December 7, 2008, 11:28 AM
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Sorry guys, pardon my ignorance...what is BIONC? Is that referencing to Folding?
In short then, I shouldn't sweat the Intel Burn Test failures and stick to my Prime95 and OCCT Testing? What about for RAM, Memtest86 still the best bet?

Thanks for the input...and btw..I don't Fold...sorry.
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Old December 7, 2008, 12:09 PM
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Yes, Boinc is a multi-project front end for folding (Seti@home & Rosetta are two of the projects it supports).

I wouldn't be too concerned unless you're running into BSODs. Memtest86 is still the gold standard, but (can't quite put my finger on the name right now) there is a windows memory test that's used a fair bit.
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It is a reference to folding. You should be good if you are stable with the other software.
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Old December 7, 2008, 12:22 PM
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I wouldn't be too concerned unless you're running into BSODs
No, I have had no BSOD's at all.....the odd strange crask to Desktop or Freeze every now n then when playing FC2 or Warhead, but I haven't really worried too much about these as they're few n far between..
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Yes, Boinc is a multi-project front end for folding (Seti@home & Rosetta are two of the projects it supports).

I wouldn't be too concerned unless you're running into BSODs. Memtest86 is still the gold standard, but (can't quite put my finger on the name right now) there is a windows memory test that's used a fair bit.
Thank you, forgot about that one - added MemTest: RAM reliability tester for Windows to the sticky....
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Isn't that app 32-bit only? So it can't fully handle 4GB+ of memory? Or am I thinking of a different memory tester?
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Isn't that app 32-bit only? So it can't fully handle 4GB+ of memory? Or am I thinking of a different memory tester?
I'm not sure about full 4GB, but even with 2GB you have to use more than one instance to test all of your available ram.
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I'm not sure about full 4GB, but even with 2GB you have to use more than one instance to test all of your available ram.
I was always under the assumption that the Memtest program that runs in Windows wasn't as good, as I thought that it could not test all Memory, no matter how many runs you did....of course due to the fact that it cannot test RAM used by Windows....?
That was why I use Memtest86....
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I was always under the assumption that the Memtest program that runs in Windows wasn't as good, as I thought that it could not test all Memory, no matter how many runs you did....of course due to the fact that it cannot test RAM used by Windows....?
That was why I use Memtest86....
Yep, and that's why a memtest86 boot cd is still the gold standard.

The windows memory testing is fairly quick though and I think the assumption is that it does a good job of testing memory settings as opposed to testing actual memory servicability.
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Gotcha!! I always have my Memtest86 Boot CD available!
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