Can I use UEFI instead of BIOS for memtest?


  1. Posts : 55
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       #1

    Can I use UEFI instead of BIOS for memtest?


    Hi I'm going to follow this tutorial to do a memtest86 MemTest86+ - Test RAM BSOD Tutorials

    Is it OK to use this tutorial and boot to UEFI instead? Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    By the way I don't know what bios vs uefi is, I just want to make sure. Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 809
    Win10
       #2

    UEFI is the replacement for BIOS. All recent systems have UEFI as the boot software but people still use the term "BIOS" interchangeably.

    I assume you want to get into BIOS/UEFI setup in order to boot to the memtest86 USB drive. That tutorial will work as long as your system is UEFI and Windows was installed in UEFI mode.

    Or you can just hit DEL, F2, F11, or F12 (depending on your system) at the BIOS/UEFI boot screen. Most systems still support this.
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  3. Posts : 55
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    PolarNettles said:
    UEFI is the replacement for BIOS. All recent systems have UEFI as the boot software but people still use the term "BIOS" interchangeably.

    I assume you want to get into BIOS/UEFI setup in order to boot to the memtest86 USB drive. That tutorial will work as long as your system is UEFI and Windows was installed in UEFI mode.

    Or you can just hit DEL, F2, F11, or F12 (depending on your system) at the BIOS/UEFI boot screen. Most systems still support this.
    Got it, thanks. Should I be using memtest86 or memtest86+ ?
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  4. Posts : 809
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       #4

    memtest86+ hasn't been updated in a long time so I'd just stick to memtest86.
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