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    Default Mem testing in Win 7 64?

    Just wanted to say hello again after a long absence. My old account was not functioning, so I had to re-register, which explains why this looks like my first post. It's not really but I am still dangerously newbish!

    Anyway, I've recently upgraded my DAW (I7 920/GA EX58 UD4P) to Win 7 64, and loaded another 6 gig triple channel set of Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory for a total of 12 gig of this memory.

    I've been doing as much reading around here as I can find on setting my BIOS mem setting to get the most out of it, but I'm wondering about utilties to check it. Do 32 bit (Like MemTest86) work correctly with a 64 bit OS?

    Any pointers on utilities that would work well for me?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Mem testing in Win 7 64?

    Yes, please use the Latest Memtest86+ here 4.00 >>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Most all 32bit programs will work fine on x64, I have yet to find one that wont. No need for special x64 programs, all programs will just install to the x86 programs folder and run in 32bit mode if they do not have specific x64 versions.

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    Default Re: Mem testing in Win 7 64?

    If you are implying that you'll be using Memset to change RAM settings I strongly recommend against it. Use the BIOS. There's nothing you can't do in the BIOS that Memset will do. It doesn't even save values to the actual BIOS, it has to run on start up and apply them in Windows, not a good thing IMO. If you hit "save" then find that 2 seconds later the PC freezes due to incorrect settings, it's possible that as soon as you restart, Windows loads and Memset applies settings it freezes again.

    As far as reading settings etc, any program, 32bit or 64bit will work fine. Memtst86+ is a self contained program that you use a CD/DVD/Pendrive to boot from so it doesn't matter what OS is installed, it would run on a PC without an OS, even one with no HDD installed.
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    Default Re: Mem testing in Win 7 64?

    So cool, thanks for the replies. I'll get the utility today.

    I'm also looking to OC a little, but I'll be using the stock cooler/fan since there's not enought vertical room in my 4 space rack mount case. Any suggestions on a good clock that will stay safe with a stock setup?

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