Memtest86

Memtest86

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    247,384
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    5.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    492
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This freeware accurately checks the memory of x86 computers, but Memtest86's floppy-boot-disk installation lessens its mass appeal.

This utility won't install to your hard drive; it can only install on a bootable floppy disk. There is no interface, as it immediately checks your computer's memory. Memtest86 is quick and accurate. However, system administrators looking for a memory tester will probably pass on Memtest86, as many current machines don't include floppy drives.

Home users with older PCs will appreciate the simplicity of Memtest86. It can't get any easier than inserting a disk and rebooting your PC. We can easily recommend this freeware for home users who have floppy drives and a need to check their computer's memory.

 
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5 stars

"The industry standard memory test"

February 24, 2015  |  By Mukunda_Yuyutsu

 |  Version: Memtest86 6.0

Pros

Does a deep test on your RAM sticks. Version 6.0 supports the newer memory technologies. Such as DDR4, 64bit and the UEFI graphical BIOS's found on new PCs. You can now also get a test report written out to your USB drive at the end of testing. Software is free.

Cons

This isn't software that runs in Windows like some of the old reviewers seemed to think. It boots from a USB drive (or a CD) that you need to prepare following the instructions in the download.
It can also be slow to run, it can take an hour or more. I run it overnight.
Support for traditional BIOS and floppy disk has been dropped in the latest release. but does anyone use a floppy disk anymore?

Summary

Free, effective RAM test for your PC.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
Version 6.0:
  • UEFI BIOS support, including secure boot.
  • DDR4 support, including XMP
  • Row hammer testing
  • 64bit native code
  • Foreign language support, French German, Japanese, Chinese
  • ECC RAM support for server class CPUs
  • Writing of test reports to the USB drive
General
Publisher PassMark Software
Publisher web site http://www.passmark.com
Release Date February 15, 2015
Date Added February 23, 2015
Version 6.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements USB flash drive
Download Information
File Size 5.53MB
File Name memtest86-usb.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 247,384
Downloads Last Week 492
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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