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How many passes are enough with Memtest?

My computer hangs at random on multiple occasions and on different OSes today, requiring me to hit the reset button. I suspect it could be a memory problem and did a memtest with memtest86. It went ...
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Is there a faster way to test RAM than memtest86+?

I have a couple of PCs with 8GB of RAM and for quick checks I'm using an Ubuntu live CD, but in case of troubles I have to resort to memtest86+. However, memtest86+ is taking quite a while to ...
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How does Memtest86 function with bad RAM?

I was reading another question about Memtest and started wondering: How does Memtest86 function with bad RAM? Think about it: Memtest86 needs to store information about how large the RAM is, what it ...
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memtest86+ error explosion, and then nothing

Over the last two weeks my desktop has seemingly all of a sudden become noticeably less stable: frequent BSODs (all with different error messages but all of which were related to memory), difficulties ...