stop memory test

August 3, 2005 at 17:12:32
Specs: 98se, 500mhz/320mbs

How can I stop my system form checking my ram at boot up? Most of the suggestions say that the bios has an entry that one can change, but mine doesn't
Thanks,
John

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#1
August 3, 2005 at 17:39:21

It's the only place you can do anything about it, but I think most machines have a minimum of one pass.

Here's two examples from quite different motherboards (my previous and present ones):

BIOS Features Setup - "Quick Power on self test" (set to Enabled). This limits it to one pass instead of three.

Boot Setup Menu - "Quick Boot Mode" (set to Enabled). This skips the memory test retest.

You obviously need to check the info on your own particular motherboard (if you haven't already).

DerekW


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#2
August 3, 2005 at 17:49:27

... more.

Just to add that the time this takes appears to depend on CPU and memory speed.

The memory test was noticeable on my old mobo (500Hz CPU with 320M of slow RAM).

You hardly notice it with my new mobo (1800+ CPU and 512M of fast RAM).

DerekW


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#3
August 4, 2005 at 08:51:02

Hi Derek,
I think you're right. I'm running almost to the T what you were, 500mhz/327mbs.
Takes about 10 seconds. I'll check the bios again, but I "believe" I checked the settings you mentioned.
Thanks,
John

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