That’s right, the old memory test program you probably remember from the 2000s is finally back. Memtest86+ Updated after 9 years. The program was rewritten from scratch and reportedly returned to active development. The new version of his 6.0 includes numerous updates to bring the application up to date and supports the latest system hardware from Intel and AMD.
For starters, MemTest86 was originally created in the mid-1990s and was one of the earliest DDR memory testing applications for personal computers. However, in 2013, he announced that Memtest86 was split into his Memtest86 and Memtest86, with the former being acquired by PassMark, and development was discontinued. Officially, we don’t know why development was discontinued.
Needless to say, version 6.00 included many updates, which were necessary to bring it up to modern standards compared to the 2013 version. The new version includes completely rewritten code for UEFI-based motherboards, the latest version of the BIOS for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the application.
In addition, this application feature adds support for x64 long mode paging, support for up to 256 cores, detection of DDR4 and DDR5 memory (because DDR3 is the latest memory standard in 2013), and support for XMP version 3.0. Add support.
CPU support has been greatly enhanced, adding detection of all Pre-Zen and AMD Zen based processors from the Ryzen 1000-series to the 7000-series, and all older parts manufactured after 2013. Intel support has also been added for chips up to the 13th. Raptor Lake generation.
Finally, the final patch notes indicate that version 6.0 adds support for older Nvidia and AMD chipsets. This mentions the Nvidia nForce chipset, so it’s probably a pre-2010 version with lots of bugfixes, optimizations, and enhancements.
Download version 6.0 now from the website, On both Linux and Windows USB installer flavors. Unlike traditional stress testers, Memtest86+ must be booted from a USB flash drive to isolate it from the system’s primary operating system. This allows the application to use as many system resources as possible during testing and prevents test corruption from occurring in the main OS.
Memtest86+ v6.00 final has been released! 🎉Rewritten from scratch and back in active development since the last non-beta version (2013!). Memtest86+ is still 100% open source and 100% free. Try it out at https://t.co/MipBsftGBU. 😍 pic.twitter.com/oudTI4p3KZOctober 24, 2022