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Computer repair is a common concern these days for nearly every one. After all, who doesn’t own a computer? Furthermore, whose computer doesn’t have problems once in a while? Now one of the hardware parts within your PC which can go awry is RAM (random access memory).
Random Access Memory
If you opened up your computer you would see a number of long, thin wafer-like strips connected to your motherboard. This is your RAM; the purpose of which is to provide a computer’s short term memory. Without it, your machine becomes incapable of working altogether (although a PC can potentially work with a stick of working RAM and a stick on non-working RAM). The result of bad RAM is generally a computing system which will work but suddenly becomes difficult to deal with. It will either suddenly crash to a blue screen or just randomly quit applications you happen to have open.
So, how does one go about providing computer repair for their RAM? Well, you can’t exactly repair random access memory; rather you have to replace it. However, there is a very easy way to test it, thankfully. How is that, you might be wondering. Through the use of a popular program known as Memtest86+ (a successor to the well known and well liked Memtest).
Memtest86+: Free, trustworthy testing
Memtest86+ is great because, firstly, it is quite easy to use (once you get the hang of it) and, secondly, it is absolutely free. So what does it do? Memtest86+ goes through your computers random access memory and tests it – checking each part of it to make sure that its functionality is still in good working order. If it finds nothing wrong then your memory is probably good to go, although you can never be one-hundred percent certain. If Memtest86+ finds fault in one of your sticks of memory then you have to either change it yourself or take it to a local computer repair professional. Either way, at least you have determined where the problems lay.
So if your computer is acting rather strangely, go and grab Memtest86+. It will take a little while to get used to; however, you will be glad you did.