PC Memory Test
How Can I Test My Memory To See If It’s Bad Or Not?
There are a number of things that can happen if your memory is bad. Your computer might not boot, random computer crashes and random reboots occur or installing Windows fails. These things can also be caused by other computer problems but it’s always good to check your memory if your computer behaves strange. If you bought a new memory, you should remove the memory before you run a memory test, so you can find out if the memory is incompatible or damaged. The memory slot can also be damaged, so before you spend any time testing your memory, check your hardware.
Another good method you can try is to use another computer if you have access to it and check your memory to see if it works. If the memory works in another computer, you need to check your PSU and motherboard or other computer hardware because then it’s not a memory issue. But if its’ a memory issue, you can use software tools to test your computer’s memory.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 got the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, so you can test your memory if it’s bad or not. Just click start and put the word memory in the run line. Restart your computer and Windows will run a memory test when it starts up again. Memtest86 is a free memory checker and works great if you have an older version of Windows or can’t run the Memory Diagnostics tool for any reason. Third party tools usually work better than the built in tools in Windows, so if you don’t trust Windows, you can use a third party memory diagnostic tool. There are premium memory testers available too. A free tool got minimum support and you take the hit if the free tool damage your computer system.
You can also use Docmemory Pro’s memory diagnostic test card to do a hardware memory control. It’s a PCI test card, easy to use and are designed to capture all possible memory failures in a computer. You can see the DocMemory Pro Test Card in action below:
Broken and incompatible RAM memory are a common problem, and you can always return broken hardware to the store or send it back to the online seller and get new memory cards. To save time and to stay away from unnecessary trouble, always check your motherboard for the right memory type. Incompatible memory can damage your memory slots, so it’s important to have the right type.
Make sure you got enough RAM memory installed because if your computer is slow you might need to add extra memory. Playing games and editing photos needs much more RAM memory than if you’re only browsing the net. A computer got many parts and it could take a lot of time troubleshooting your system, but if you got any symptoms described above, you should test your memory with a software or a hardware PCI card tester and hopefully that will solve your computer memory problem.