The Finest Hand-Selected Downloads
Individually reviewed & tested
Store News

MemTest86+ 5.01
Recommended

A free stand-alone memory checker

Rating:
(0)
Operating Systems:
Linux, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
MemTest86+
Software Cost:
Free
Category
System & Desktop Tools
Date Updated:
02 January 2014
Downloads To Date:
1188
Languages:
English
Download Size:
58.00 KB

MemTest86+ is a simple but thorough tool (based on the original MemTest86) which will scan your PC's RAM for errors. It arrives in the form of an ISO image, so isn't quite as convenient to use as some of the competition, but once you've burned it to disc or a USB key - which won't take long, as it's a tiny 1.75MB in size - everything else works very well.

MemTest86+ boots immediately, for instance. There's no complicated operating system which need to fire up, first - you're straight into the program's simple text-based interface. A menu offers a selection of test options, but you don't even have to worry about that: just wait a few seconds and the default test pattern will begin.

The screen then updates to show you exactly what's going on, the various tests that are being used. It's fairly technical, but if nothing else the "Pass %" and "Test %" will show you how far through the checks you are. And again, there are a lot of error types which could be reported at the end of the test (MemTest86+ is very thorough and detailed), but you don't really have to understand those, either. If you see any errors, there's a problem with your hardware; if you don't, your issues are probably somewhere else.

Should you use MemTest86+, rather than the original MemTest86? It's certainly worth a try; this new edition supports many more CPUs, improves SPD and memory controller detection, and adds a few useful extras (the report includes your motherboard manufacturer and model, CPU temperature and more).

Verdict:

A thorough and reliable way to check your system for RAM issues

Your Comments & Opinion

Related Downloads Other Downloads From This Category

A free stand-alone memory checker

Freeware

Analyse your PC's RAM usage

Freeware

Quickly browse, rename or archive Chrome tabs

Freeware

Monitor your CPU/ RAM usage, free up RAM and set process priorities with a single tool

Freeware

Dump the contents of RAM to a file in a click

Freeware

Improve Window's cache file and memory management to enhance performance

Function Limited Demo
36,510,711
Downloads
Secure & Tested Software
6,385
Reviews
Instant Download 24/7
306,779
Members
10+ Years of Service