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Old November 16, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Can someone tell me which freeware is best to check for faulty or bad ram? I'm getting two short beeps every time I start my PC. No issues that I'm aware of,just those beeps. I googled the beeps and it points to ram. Thanks all.
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Old November 16, 2011, 02:07 PM
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This is what Corsair has recommended for me, and what I have relied on:
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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Old November 16, 2011, 06:18 PM
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That's the standard that everyone should use. ^
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In-Windows: MemTest: RAM reliability tester for Windows. Start a few of them, and set the max. ram amount for each at 1024.
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Memtest for windows first, set each instance between 512MB to 1024 then jump to Memtest 86+ ( latest version ) burned onto a Bootable CD.
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Memtest revealed an issue with my previous ram sticks, so i swapped them. My PC is working perfectly now.
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Old December 12, 2011, 10:52 AM
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I use HCI Memtest
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HCI bootable disc is a great choice but not free.

Ive used memtest86+ for years with great results. The key thing is to test outside the Windows OS as it ties up Ram which could have the issue. Using a Boot CD or Boot USM img eliminates that problem and allows you to test All your ram.
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Old December 12, 2011, 12:39 PM
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This is what Corsair has recommended for me, and what I have relied on:
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
This one. Do 2 passes
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I use HCI Memtest
This. It will find more errors than Memtest86+ from what I've found.
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