It is currently Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:12 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:40 am
Posts: 1
MemTest86 has been updated to v4.3.1, current UBC has v4.2.0. Not sure if you include betas, but they have a v5.0 beta that completely supports UEFI which is awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:59 pm
Posts: 1294
Thanks! I have updated to V4.3.1 for the next release.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:02 am
Posts: 1
Just a heads up that Version 5.0.0 is up!

http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 5:26 am
Posts: 768
memtest86 v.5 (which BTW is freeware, not GPL) and up are mainly for UEFI systems. UBCD should keep using prior versions, currently v4.3.6 (GPL, for BIOS).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:59 pm
Posts: 1294
The "5.0.0" Free Edition still expands to V4.3.6 as far as I can tell.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 5:26 am
Posts: 768
Victor Chew wrote:
The "5.0.0" Free Edition still expands to V4.3.6 as far as I can tell.


They are updated independently. For example, if a new version 4.3.7 gets out, version 5 is not updated, unless a new UEFI-related patch is introduced.

Including version 5 in UBCD might even give the wrong impression that UBCD can work in EFI mode.

For UBCD, there is no value added at this point in time. IMO, UBCD should keep using the BIOS branch of memtest86. If someone wants to try the EFI branch, it is easier to download the most "current" version at that moment and follow their instructions.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:12 am
Posts: 1
hi

i find that....

http://www.passmark.com/forum/showthread.php?4529-Downloaded-and-burned-V5-but-actually-have-only-V4-3-6-on-CD

Quote:
The V5 download also includes V4 of the software. The MemTest86 V5 image supports dual booting (UEFI & old style BIOS).

On machines that don't support UEFI, the older V4 BIOS release of MemTest86 will be automatically booted.
from :
David (PassMark) David (PassMark)
Administrator


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Update to MemTest86 from Passmark
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 5:26 am
Posts: 768
As already explained, they are two independent branches.

If today a new updated v.5.xx image would get released, it would also include the current latest v.4.xx. But, if a month later, a new v4.xx would get out, then the images for v.5.xx would still include the older release of v.4.xx, not the latest.

Moreover, most tools included in UBCD depend on BIOS. So it makes perfect sense to keep including the latest BIOS-based versions of memtest86.

Including UEFI-dependent software in UBCD could potentially suggest that UBCD is already capable of supporting UEFI, which is currently not the case.

At this point, if a user wants to use the UEFI-based version of memtest86, he should download the updated images from Passmark.

BTW, as long as memtest86 v.4.xx can run in my system, I would rather choose v.4 over v.5, since it is capable of testing just a little bit more RAM than the latter.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Protected by Anti-Spam ACP Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group