How to test RAM using the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

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The RAM or memory in your computer can cause several problems and sometimes the problems can be quite random, including instability, data corruption, and more. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing the problem.

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In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool on your Windows 10 computer to find RAM related issues.

Checking RAM using Windows Memory Diagnostic

Step 1:Â Open the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool on your computer. One of the fastest ways to do this is to search for “Windows Memory Diagnostic” in the Start menu and select an application from the search results.

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Step 2:Â This tool will offer you two options – Restart PC now and check for problems, and check for problems when PC restarts again.

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Step 3:Â Now, the computer will restart and the system will run on an MS-DOS-like interface. It will automatically run two Standard pass tests and then reboot automatically to Windows.

However, if you want to change the settings for the test, you can press the “F1” key and select the settings you want to select.

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Step 4:Â Once you log into Windows, there will be a notification in the lower right corner of the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool with information on whether or not a problem was detected.

This is Microsoft’s built-in tool in Windows to check for unstable or corrupt RAM installed in your system. There are also several third-party tools available for Windows, which do the same thing.

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