PC Memory Test: Testing to See If Your Memory is Adequate
A PC memory test is a great way to determine if there is something wrong with your computer of it is just a memory problem. Luckily, this kind of test is not hard to complete and should leave you with some answers.
What is a PC Memory Test?
A PC memory test is exactly what it sound like it would be. It is a diagnostic test that you can run on your computer that will test out the memory of the computer. This is important to do if you begin to experience problems with your computer that may be related to the memory. This test will allow you to determine if it is in fact the computer’s memory causing the problems or if it is something else that needs to be looked into.
What Causes the Need for PC Memory Test?
Typically you will want to conduct a PC memory test if you are experiencing abnormal computer problems that might be associated with the memory of your computer. These problems can include, but are not limited to, your computer not booting up properly, random freezing or crashing, random reboots that are not requested, and repeated failed Windows installations.
How to Conduct a PC Memory Test
Before you run any type of diagnostic test on your computer ask yourself if you recently installed added memory to your computer. If you have, you should uninstall it and see if the problem, or problems, you are experiencing go away. If they do then it is the new memory that is either corrupt or bad. If the problem doesn’t go away, reinstall the new memory and perform the following PC memory test.
- Restart your computer.
- Click the start button.
- In the search bar type in ‘memory.’
- Select the option that says Memory Diagnostics Tool.
- View the dialogue box that will open up.
- Select to ‘Restart now and check for problems’ (it is the recommended solution).
- Allow the PC memory test to run.
- View the results.
- Restart computer when complete.
**This solution is for Windows Vista users and may be slightly different for users of other operating systems. If you prefer, you can download the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool directly form Microsoft at http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp.
Hopefully the PC memory test you conduct will provide you with the answers you need. If it is found that the problem is not with your computer’s memory then you may need to try other avenues to fix the problems that are occurring with your computer.
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