mem test

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Tue Jun 21 19:08:10 UTC 2005

> >From personal experience I've found that errors will show up almost
> immediately with bad RAM.  Unless you are overclocking or playing with
> your memory settings in the BIOS then having it run all the tests (a
> single pass) should be plenty.
> Jewel

>From extensive experience at work (Nec/PB desktop factory), the longer
the test, and the more complex/thorough, the better. Most defective
modules fail within the first 30minutes of testing, but others can take
3 hours...
But since a couple years, Nec started using really substandard quality
for their RAM, to cut corners as usual, which doubled the number of
defective modules, and according to feedback from the hot line dept.,
even if these crap RAM's pass the tests in production, they often fail
at the customers end....sooner rather than later.
Well, you get what you pay for ! ;-)

Cheap PC, be wary ! Hey, sounds like a poem ;-)

Vince, don't want to cut corners anymore...

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