Friday, March 05, 2021

Yet Another Atari RAM Test


Got a spare couple of hours?

It's been yonks since I posted anything in our Software section and here is a Ram testing utility that I think is the bee's knees. Yet Another Atari RAM Test, by Christian Zietz, rolls through a number of intense tests that execute in-depth algorithms to help diagnose potential problems with our beloved Atari computers.

I won't pretend to understand the technical wizardry but I love finding utilities like this. I want my ST healthy so, I've had it running for what feels like a lifetime and it's not (yet) found any errors. This is excellent news but I'm also thinking that this program might be helpful to anyone experiencing anomalies or peculiar crashes.

Yes, I enjoy finding nifty programs like this lurking in the ST archives and I hope YAART proves helpful if you're suffering hardware problems? The download comes ready to support the ST/STe/TT/Falcon but take a moment to read the text file and also try to boot cleanly with as much spare Ram as possible (read YAART.TXT)

I hope you guys have healthy Atari computers? Let me know in the comments below. Good luck!!

2 comments:

  1. Useful utility to check the memory health. Stf memory modules are getting more and more difficult to find. Fortunately st computers are sturdy.

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    1. I agree. In the end, I got bored after about an hour. Figured my STe was nice and healthy heh

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