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      • Motherboard:
        ASROCK FM2A88M Pro3+ chipset A88X Bolton-D4
      • CPU:
        A10-7800, 4 CPU, 4 thr, 65/45W, FM2+, 28nm, Steamroller/Kaveri
      • Memory:
        10GB (Nanya and kingston ddr3-1333 9-9-9-24)
      • Graphics:
        Radeon R7 720MHz (8 GPU cores, integrated in CPU)
      • Sound Card:
        RealTek ALC662 (integrated in MB)
      • Hard Drives:
        Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 500GB 7200RPM
      • Power Supply:
        SuperFlower 450W 80+ Platinum (SF-450P14PE)
      • Case:
        Sharkoon VG4-S
      • Cooling:
        Realtek RTL8111GR (NIC integrated in MB)
      • Display:
        Samsung SyncMaster SA100 LS22A100NS-EN
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Home/Standard x64

    Test RAM with HCIDesign Memtest

    Simple steps
    (don't worry, detailed steps are present later)

    • Go to hcidesign memtest webpage (click), download it and unzip it.
    • Close all opened windows and programs to assure the least amount of RAM is being used.
    • Check the available free ram, divide it by the total number of your CPU cores, open an instance of memtest for each cpu core with the result of the division, start the test.
    • Wait until all instances of the program shows, at least, 400% (or whenever an error appears...).

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    Screenshot (W10 home x64 v1709 b16299)
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    Test RAM with HCIDesign Memtest-memtest-png

    Detailed steps

    1. Go to hcidesign memtest webpage (click).

    2. Download the latest (zipped/compressed) version.
      Memtest developer wrote: "the normal version of MemTest is a Windows program, and is free for non-commercial or home use".

    3. (Optional) Scan the new downloaded file with your default antivirus.
      You can scan the file with other tools (as examples: MalwareBytes 3 free, SuperAntiSpyware free, virustotal.com, metadefender.com, jotti.org, virscan.org).

    4. Extract/unzip it to your preferred place (desktop, new folder, existing folder... It's your choice).
      As an example, I have created a folder named "hcidesign memtest".
      Windows should be able to unzip the folder on its own (after some actions/clicks made by you).
      If this won't be the case, you can download/install 7-zip,open source and free, latest stable version from 7-zip.org or sourceforge.net.

    5. Close all opened windows and programs to assure the least amount of RAM is being used.
      You might start windows in safe mode without network for even more free RAM.

    6. Check how many CPU cores your system has.
      As an example: 2 cores.
      You can find that information in:
      1. (Win10) TaskManager, performance tab, cpu (sub-tab or menu on the left), cores.
      2. (Win10) Control panel, system and security, system, under system (paragraph), processor: it should show how many cores the processor has got.
      3. (Win10) Resmon (resource and performance monitor, a windows application), monitor menu, select processors....
        As an example, my current processor (amd a10 7800) shows 5 lines: all cpus and then 4 CPU.
        Therefore I've got 4 cpu, according to it.

    7. Check the available free ram.
      Open windows task manager, performance tab, memory (sub-tab or menu on the left), and check the available information.
      As an example: 6GB.

    8. Divide the available ram by the total number of cores.
      As an example: 6GB / 2 = 3GB.

    9. Open an instance of memtest for each core of your cpu and start the tests.
      Following previous examples, you should open two instances and set 3GB in both.
      It wants the number in MB, hence you should multiply the number by 1024, i.e. 3072MB.
      By the way, I tried more than two instances with my previous cpu, intel G645 with two cores, and the program worked the same.

    10. Wait until all instances of the program shows, at least, 400% (or whenever an error appears...).

    11. Added by Philc43: when errors are found with a single stick, it is also worth testing that stick in other slots to check that the errors are not due to a MB slot problem.
      Check the lines after the warning in this tutorial for more details (click) (and obviously, read also the warning).
    Last edited by xilolee; 12-15-2017 at 09:25 PM.

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