Memtest86 software is designed to be a stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86.
Memtest86 is released under the terms of the Gnu Public License (GPL). Other than the provisions of the GNU pubic licence (GPL) there are no restrictions for use, private or commercial.
For windows installation begin by downloading either the Pre-Compiled Windows package to build a boot-able floppy disk or an ISO (zip version) to create a boot-able CD-ROM. After the file is downloaded an extract must be done to uncompress the file(s). To extract right click on the downloaded file and select the “Extract All” option. The extract option will let you choose where the files will be extracted to. To build a bootable floppy go the the folder where the files were extracted and click on the Install icon. The floppy disk will appear to be unformatted by Windows after the install is complete.
To build a boot-able CD-ROM use your CD burning software to create an image from the un-zipped ISO file.
Note: Since Memtest86 is a standalone program it does not require any operating system support for execution. It can be used with any PC regardless of what operating system, if any, is installed. The test image may be loaded from a floppy disk or may be loaded via LILO on Linux systems. Any Unix, Windows or DOS system may be used to create a boot floppy or bootable CD-ROM.
What’s New in This Release:
· Limited support for execution with multiple CPUs. CPUs are selected round-robin or sequential for each test.
· Support for detection of additional chipsets. (from Memtest86+ v2.11).
· Additions and corrections for CPU detection including reporting of L3 cache.
· Reworked information display for better readability and new information.
· Abbreviated iterations for first pass.
· Enhancements to memory sizing.
· Misc bug fixes.
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