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Please read this section before contacting technical support. There are some brief guidelines at the end for typical testing procedures, and comments on typical results.
Unlike other memory checking software, MemTest is designed to find all types of memory errors including intermittent problems. Therefore, it needs to be run for several hours to truly evaluate your RAM. The best way to use the system is to set it up to run overnight, for a fully rigorous test. Letting MemTest run long enough to achieve 100% coverage will only identify RAM that frequently corrupts all data written to it. You can also run MemTest while you use your computer for other tasks, which will help identify memory errors which only show up while the computer is under load.
Note that MemTest will report any errors that it finds as soon as it finds them, so if you do not see any error messages, then all testing so far has been successful. Also note that once you start testing, MemTest will continue to test your RAM until you tell it to stop, or quit. The tests can run as long as you wish, and become more rigorous the longer you let them go.
To keep the test running smoothly and quickly, you should only test the amount of RAM that is free, rather than the total amount of RAM in your system - otherwise your computer will spend 90% of the test reading and writing to your hard drive, rather than testing RAM. You can use the Windows2000/XP Task Manager, or the Windows 9X System Monitor to determine the proper amount of ram to check. As a rule of thumb, Win9X uses about 32MB of RAM when nothing is open, and Windows2000/XP uses about 64MB. Even though you cannot directly check this RAM, Windows dynamically moves the location of most of its subsystems, so most of your RAM will be checked eventually.
No Windows program can directly check the RAM used by the OS; this is a fundamental limitation of using a modern OS. If you need to check every byte, consider purchasing MemTest Deluxe, which boots off its own floppy for unfettered access to RAM.
In general, the longer the test, the better. Here are three typical lengths of testing you might try:
Test until 100% coverage (a quick test to make sure your RAM is functioning reasonably)
Test for 1 hour (detects the majority of memory errors)
Test overnight (this will catch virtually all errors in your memory)
In all cases, if MemTest finds an error it will stop and report it to you. If you do get an error, you should consider replacing you RAM or at the very least verifying that your machine is correctly configured. If you have any questions, please take a look at our FAQ page before contacting tech support.