Memory Problems : How to test your system memory (RAM)

 How to test memory?

Worried about the memory problems or  suspecting a computer has a memory problem which is not  being automatically detected, then this tool is  very effective in finding the memory issue if exists.

Windows 7  have built-in features to help you identify and diagnose problems with memory.

 Windows Memory Diagnostics utility

Here are the steps to run this utility and diagnose the memory problems. 

  • Click Start,  in the Search box type mdsched.exe, and then press Enter.
  • You can choose whether to restart the computer and run the tool immediately or schedule the tool to run at the next restart.
  • This utility runs automatically after the computer restarts and performs a standard memory test automatically.You can  perform fewer or more tests, just press F1, use the Up and Down arrow keys to set the Test Mix as Basic, Standard, or Extended, and then press F10 to apply the desired settings and resume testing.
  • When testing is completed, the computer restarts automatically. You’ll see the test results when you log on.

If you want to stop the memory diagnostic scan at any time press Esc on your keyboard.If it finds errors in your memory it’s time to replace your computer’s memory.

Thanks to Microsoft pressbook Windows PowerShell 2.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant.