Crucial System Scanner
License: Free Information – Retail H/W Prices Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
“Our scanner tool can tell you about your current memory configuration and recommend compatible upgrades for your specific system. Crucial’s System Scanner takes the guesswork out of upgrading. You know that you’re ready to upgrade your system, but you’re not sure which memory is right for your computer.
¤ What configuration of memory do I need?
¤ What size? How many modules?
¤ Will this make a difference in my system performance?
“The answers you need are just a click away with the easy-to-use Crucial System Scanner!
“Our scanner tool can also tell you about your current graphics card type and recommend a compatible upgrade for your specific system.”
Anchor Link Memory Analyzer
License: Freeware – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
Version: 3.8 – Released: 2008-02-29 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 1.4 MB
“Before this test packet was created there was no proper software for measuring vital system parameters such as CPU/Chipset/RAM providing steady and reliable (reproducible) test results and allowing for changing test parameters in a wide range. Vital low-level system characteristics include latency and real RAM bandwidth, average/minimal latency of different cache levels and its associativity, real L1-L2 cache bandwidth and TLB levels specs. RightMark Memory Analyzer provides you with the following platform information:
√ CPUID info, including CPU vendor, model and core name, family, model and stepping numbers, supported instruction set extensions, cache and TLB features;
√ Chipset (Northbridge and Southbridge) vendor and model name, AGP features, installed RAM type/size, current RAM timings;
√ Memory SPD (Serial Presence Detect) info, including module type/size, manufacturer, part number, attributes and timings;
√ And much more. . .”
Anchor Link Memory Guide
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
“The Ultimate Memory Guide – Kingston has written the definitive document related to memory and the technology behind it. Everything you ever wanted to know about memory can be found here. The Ultimate Memory Guide is also available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, in 10 languages.”
Anchor Link Memory Improve Master Free
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
Version: – Released: 2010-03-01 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 4.5 MB
“Memory Improve Master Free Version is a powerful Free memory optimizer which will keep your computer running better, faster, and longer. Sometimes computer system becomes slow because of large and heavy sized applications are running simultaneously, it takes more memory space and makes the system works slowly. Key features of Memory Improve Master Free Version:
• Run in background and optimize memory periodically.
• Free up memory immediately.
• Compress memory to reclaim more available space.
• Monitor the current memory of your PC.
• Manage processes running on your computer.”
Anchor Link Memory Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-04-14
Version: 1.02 – Released: 2012-04-13 Windows: All, incl. 8
File Size: 325 KB
“With Memory Viewer you can view your system memory configuration, without having to open the box! Not only does Memory Viewer show you the channel, dimm, size and speed….but it also shows you the type of memory: SDRAM, DDR, etc. Memory Viewer can save you time by telling you detailed information about the memory cards installed in your computer, as well as the current memory allocation. Check out the screenshots to see what we are talking about.
“With Memory Viewer you can get information such as the physical location on the motherboard, channel, dimm number, device type, bank locator, synchronous type, dimm factor, chip size, memory speed, total width, manufacturer, serial number, asset tag, part number and more. Memory Viewer retrieves the most information from your Windows system memory.”
Anchor Link MemTest
License: Free – Pro $5.00 – Deluxe $12.00 Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
Version: 4.0 – Released: 2009-10-15 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 15 KB Portable
Supports 32-bit and 64-bit CPUs
“MemTest is a RAM reliability tester. It evaluates the ability of your computer’s memory to store and retrieve data accurately. A correctly functioning computer should be able to do both these tasks with 100% accuracy day in and day out. A computer that fails these tests, perhaps because of old hardware, damaged hardware, or poorly configured hardware, will be less stable and crash more often.
“The Pro version is also a Windows native program, and similar to the normal version. It is tuned, however, to the needs of users who diagnose the quality of ram often, or on multiple machines.
“The Deluxe package includes the Windows native Pro version and adds an embedded version of MemTest that runs from a bootable diskette. This version can be run on any PC with a floppy drive and does not require any sort of installation. Use it to check the RAM quality of any PC, whether it has Linux, Windows, or no OS at all. This is a great disk for any computer technician to carry around. The Deluxe package only comes on floppy disk. Its price is $12, total.”
Anchor Link Memtest86+
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-02-20
Version: 4.20 – Released: 2011-01-25 Windows: All
File Size: 68 KB
“Based on the well-known original memtest86 written by Chris Brady, memtest86+ is a port by some members of the x86-secret team. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date and completly reliable version of this software tool aimed at memory failures detection.
“Memtest86+ comes in three different ways: first is a pre-build bootable ISO, second is a bootable binary and third an installable package for creating a bootable floppy. A newsletter for memtest86+ updates is also available.”
Anchor Link Pagefile Optimization
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
Author: Daniel Petri Windows: 2000, XP, 2003
“Memory tweaking is an important part of the System Administrator’s responsibilities. Having too much memory won’t hurt you, but this is something we cannot expect to have all the time. This page will give you some working tips on memory management for Windows.”
Anchor Link RAMMap
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-07-16
Version: 1.2.1 – Released: 2012-07-16 Windows: Vista and higher
File Size: 285 KB
“Have you ever wondered exactly how Windows is assigning physical memory, how much file data is cached in RAM, or how much RAM is used by the kernel and device drivers? RAMMap makes answering those questions easy. RAMMap is an advanced physical memory usage analysis utility for Windows Vista and higher. It presents usage information in different ways on its several different tabs:
♦ Use Counts: usage summary by type and paging list
♦ Processes: process working set sizes
♦ Priority Summary: prioritized standby list sizes
♦ Physical Pages: per-page use for all physical memory
♦ Physical Ranges: physical memory addresses
♦ File Summary: file data in RAM by file
♦ File Details: individual physical pages by file”
Anchor Link RAMTester
License: Freeware – Source available Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
Version: 1.0 – Released: 2005-09-16 Windows: All
File Size: 342 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“The RAMTester tool checks reliability of memory modules under MS Windows (x86 and x64), working with virtual addresses. It writes various bit patterns into memory cells and then reads them and compares with reference. Note that the check is qualitative, so you might want to use utilities working with real addresses under DOS to obtain more quantitative data.
“The new tool works only with free available physical memory at runtime, so you can check any amount of memory that doesn’t exceed this limit. For the amount of currently free available memory you can check Windows Task Manager (‘Physical Memory Available’ in the Performance tab). The new utility works with SMP and HTT systems as well as various memory types, including SDRAM, DDRAM, RDRAM, etc.”
Anchor Link VMMap
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-11
Version: 3.11 – Released: 2012-09-10 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 549 KB
“VMMap is a process virtual and physical memory analysis utility. It shows a breakdown of a process’s committed virtual memory types as well as the amount of physical memory (working set) assigned by the operating system to those types. Besides graphical representations of memory usage, VMMap also shows summary information and a detailed process memory map. Powerful filtering and refresh capabilities allow you to identify the sources of process memory usage and the memory cost of application features.
“Besides flexible views for analyzing live processes, VMMap supports the export of data in multiple forms, including a native format that preserves all the information so that you can load back in. It also includes command-line options that enable scripting scenarios.
“VMMap is the ideal tool for developers wanting to understand and optimize their application’s memory resource usage.”
Anchor Link Windows Memory Diagnostic Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-02-17
File Size: 640 KB
“The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast.
“You can do either of the following:
♥ Click Create Startup Disk to install Windows Memory Diagnostic on a floppy disk.
♥ Or, click Save CD Image to Disk if you want to create a CD-ROM that you can use to start your computer.”