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Memtest86 Memory Diagnostic CD-ROM Memtest86 software is designed to be a stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86. Memtest86 is released under the terms of the Gnu Public License (GPL). Other than the provisions of the GNU pubic licence (GPL) there are no restrictions for use, private or commercial. Explicit permission for inclusion of Memtest86 in software compilations and publications is hereby granted. A Memtest86 diagnostic CD-ROM is available. The Memtest86 CD-ROM includes: * The latest version (4.1.0) of Memtest86 pre-installed and ready to use * Two previous versions (3.5b and 4.0b) of Memtest86 * A boot menu that allows users to select test programs, plus a variety of new boot time options * An extensive user guide with simple step-by-step instructions for using Memtest86 to diagnose and troubleshoot PC memory problems * Detailed instructions for using Memtest86 to safely over-clock your PC * Purchase conveniently and securely through PayPal. Background Memtest86 is a thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86. Memtest86 was developed by Chris Brady with a first release in 1994. However, the testing algorithms used have been under development since 1981 and have been previously implemented on Dec PDP-11, VAX-11/780 and Cray XMP architectures. Memtest86 is released under the terms of the Gnu Public License (GPL). Acknowledgments Memtest86 was developed by Chris Brady with the resources and assistance listed below. * The initial versions of the source files bootsect.S, setup.S, head.S and build.c are from the Linux 1.2.1 kernel and have been heavily modified. * Doug Sisk provided code to support a console connected via a serial port. * Code to create BadRAM patterns was provided by Rick van Rein. * Screen buffer code was provided by Jani Averbach. * Eric Biederman provided all of the feature content for version 3.0 plus many bug-fixes and significant code cleanup. Thanks to Adam Marsden for creating the Memtest86 web-page.Release notes: New Release# Added a new boot trace option that single steps through the testing process and displays messages and data that is valuable in diagnosing problems with test execution. A large number of trace points have been added in key portions of the code (in particular SMP startup routines) to provide visibility of obscure failures. This feature will allow non-technical users to provide troubleshooting data for better test stability.# Added a new One Pass feature. This feature runs the complete test once and then exits, but only if there were no errors. This provides a convenient method for unattended testing. One Pass may be enabled via a boot option or via an on-line command.# Images for CD, USB key and Floppy disks now use Syslinux for booting and include a variety of standard options and two previous versions of Memtest86. The new boot time options may be specified at the boot prompt. [ Memtest86 full changelog ]
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