How To: Test Your PC/Notebook Memory
Have your notebook or computer suddenly not responding? You then force turn off your computer. And in a few days later your computer crashes again. There are 2 causes, the software crashes or hardware damage. One of the hardware that caused the computer not responding or a blue screen appears is the RAM or memory.
If you are accustomed to computer hardware, may be familiar with one of the software to test the condition of Memory (RAM), which had once been popular, Memtest86 (without the plus sign). But this software has not been updated since 2002, so there are still problems with the new device (especially CPU). Memtest86 + is an update and improvement of Memtest86, a variety of detection has been added so that is still running with new hardware. Unlike other software running under windows, Memtest86+ is running through a bootable media, so it does not depend on what operating system on the computer. Maybe, the damaged RAM makes the operating system can not run. To use Memtest86+ required media such as CD Rom, USB stick or floppy disk.
If we choose to use the CR-Rom, download memtest86+ in ISO file, then use the burning software to create a bootable CD. We could also use a USB stick, download the USB version of the Installer, open the zip file and run the Memtest86+ USB Installer.exe. For the USB installer is run through the windows, but a bootable USB stick can be used on any operating system, the home computer can be set to boot through the windows.
If there are problems with memory, scan or test results will display information on errors with red color like the following picture (image credit: wikipedia).
To download the latest version of Memtest86+, you can visit http://www.memtest.org/