Testing Ram

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pandamonkey, Sep 1, 2003.

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  1. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

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    Hello,
    Can ram go bad and if so, is there a way to test it?
    Regards,
    mIchAEl
     
  2. M Brane

    M Brane Guest

    Yes! Some of it is not even good to begin with. :eek:

    It can cause some bizarre behavior when it does.

    There are hardware testers (big $$$$) and software.

    PC or Mac?
     
  3. Robertibi1

    Robertibi1 Guest

    I would think MemTest would be OK, right?

    http://hcidesign.com/memtest/download.html

    hope this helps, that is if you are on a PC.

    Robert
     
  4. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

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    Ahaha, yes, RAM does go bad from time to time.

    I once had this box that randomly threw blue screens but only during the daytime. It turned out to be that some components were faulty and malfunctioned at higher temperatures (here in Sunny Malaysia), so when I ran som RAM integrity testers, I was baffled by near-perfect results - I ran them at night.

    It was only after a month or so when on impulse I ran the test again (during the day) that I nailed the culprit - probably some semiconductor related problems with the RAM.
     
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