memtest86+ 6.20 Released With Improved Support For Older Systems

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 7 May 2023 at 01:34 PM EDT. 11 Comments
Last October marked the release of memtest86+ 6.0 as a rewrite of this long-used, open-source bootable RAM testing software. In February marked memtest86+ 6.10 with UEFI Secure Boot signing and other new features. Out today is now memtest86+ 6.20 where a driving focus for this release is on improving support for older hardware.

The memtest86+ 6.20 release has support for various older platforms as well as support for some newer platforms like Intel Alder Lake N processors.

The official memtest86+ 6.20 change-log notes:
- Add support for Alder Lake-N CPUs
- Add support for VIA VT8233(A)/VT8237
- Add support for nVidia nForce 3
- Add temperature reporting on AMD K8
- Add support for ALi M1533/1543(C)/1535
- Add some JEDEC Manufacturers
- Better handling of SPD reading on Mobile CPUs
- Fix APIC Timer fail on some mobile platforms
- Fix older CPU (P5/P6-class) detection

Downloads and more details on the memtest86+ 6.20 release via GitHub.
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