If there’s been one constant in desktop and notebook PCs over the years, it’s that memory will need to be tested. Anyone who’s been working with PCs for a substantial amount of time are likely familiar with Memtest86+ – a bootable tool that couldn’t be much simpler in design, but serves an important purpose of finding faults in the system memory. That could either be due to a hardware issue, or a too-aggressive overclock.
We’ve admittedly not tested with Memtest86+ in a while, and we weren’t really aware if it was still an active project, but lo and behold, it is. A new release puts it at version 6.0, a new major number that represents an overhauling of the entire thing:
Having used Memtest86+ many times over the past couple of decades, I admit it brings a grin to my face to see this familiar interface with cutting-edge tech represented, like Intel’s 13th-gen CPU, and super-fast DDR5 memory.
If you want to keep the latest version of Memtest86+ on-hand for future diagnosing purposes, you can snag it at the official website. Multiple versions are offered, including a Windows executable which will help you flash the software to a USB flash drive, quickly and easily.