Which W-7 Memory Diagnostic tests more than the first 4GBs of memory?


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    Which W-7 Memory Diagnostic tests more than the first 4GBs of memory?


    My HP 8300 System has 16GBs.
    I have run several tools with no errors reported.
    I did read where the W-7 tool only checks the first 4GBs.
    Is there one that will test all the memory installed?
    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    I was having so many recoverable blue screens that I decided to swap physical PC's.
    I have had another identical used PC that I haven't used in about five years.
    It was physically banged up when I purchased it on the Internet.
    At the time I ordered two so I would have a spare for parts.
    I have been using the one that wasn't physically banged up since then.
    I just swapped the hard drive from the pretty one to the banged up one.
    I had reasoned that if it were a memory problem, it would stay with the pretty one.
    The banged up one booted right up and appears to be running just fine.
    My concern is, Windows wants to re-run the Experience Level as it senses new hardware.
    I am afraid that when I do so, it will cause Microsoft to say the Software is not valid.

    Does anyone know what will happen if I run the reassessment?
    Last edited by Mike Lynch; 23 Dec 2021 at 14:33. Reason: Add HP 8300 to the post. The HP is my working PC right now.
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  2. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
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    One thing you can do is remove one stick at a time and run windows to see if you get a bsod. More information on your blue screen is needed however. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Memtest is one of the best programs for testing memory. MemTest86 - Official Site of the x86 and ARM Memory Testing Tool You will have to burn it to a cd or create a bootable usb because it doesn't run in Windows. You will have to run it multiple interactions for an accurate test. I read that it needs to be run 8 times. Perhaps someone here can confirm.
    How to Test RAM: Making Sure Bad Memory Isn't Crashing Your PC | Tom's Hardware
    How To Test Memory Using MemTest86 - Overclockers Club
    memtest86+ - How many passes are enough with Memtest? - Super User

    As for the reassessment I'm not sure exactly what it will do but I think that Windows is going to be deactivated and require reactivation since it was placed in a "new" computer.
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  3. Posts : 566
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
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    Thank you for your reply / feedback.
    I will try your suggestions.

    Can you confirm my suspicions that about only the first 4GBs are tested?
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  4. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
       #4

    Sorry but I can't, except possibly on a 32-bit OS which only supports 4 gb anyway (without special modifications).
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