MemTest86 uses a chain of algorithms including SIMD and Row Hammer tests to try to verify if the RAM is good or if it has problems. PC manufacturers have been using this tool for years (it has 25 years of history, which is quite a bit) to detect and isolate any problem in its memory before launching it on the market, hence its reliability and efficiency. are out of everything. doubt.
MemTest86 already has initial support for DDR5 RAM
Today, the creators of MemTest86, PassMark Software, previewed the initial support for DDR5 RAM in their internal software versions. This means, as we have already mentioned, that by the time DDR5 memory hits the mainstream market, we will already have a tool that will allow us to test it and verify everything. Defective RAM
The original MemTest was released in 1994, although PassMark Software purchased it in 2013 and since then they have been responsible for its development. During this time, an alternate version called MemTest + was created and both tools offered similar functionality until version 4.0, when much more progress was made in PassMark’s own version, including the take-over. UEFI charge.
The latest version of MemTest86 available is 9.1 Pro, and it already supports DDR5 RAM as per the screenshot we put above that was released by the company. It appears that DDR5 memory worked with the PC5-19200 specification, which equates to 4800 MHz, which is the slowest clock rate for DDR5 RAM under JEDEC specifications.
When can we have DDR5 memory?
DDR5 RAM will debut with the next generation of Intel Core processors, which is expected to release later this year. At the same time, most of the DRAM manufacturers are already working and presenting their DDR5 RAM models, which are expected to be released in the market for exactly the same period. be that a few weeks before the launch of the new Intel platform, we can already buy DDR5 memory in stores.
Initially, DDR5 RAM will have an operating frequency of 4800 MHz, but as we mentioned earlier, this is the minimum speed set by JEDEC, and it would be equivalent to modules at 2133 and later at 2400 MHz in current DDR4 memory. So it won’t take long to get RAM kits at higher speeds and, in fact, several manufacturers have already announced the launch of DDR5 memory with speeds of up to 7000MHz in some cases.