[Wlug] memtest hangs

Karl Hiramoto karl at hiramoto.org
Sat Sep 4 02:05:15 EDT 2004


I would suspect the motherboard, they tend to go bad most often. You can 
try lowering the memory speed in the BIOS setup too.

Gregory Avedissian wrote:

> I'm testing some DDR ram (one pc2100 and one pc2700) in a dell 4500s 
> (1.8GHz Intel) and memtest hangs on the second test - Address Test, 
> Own Address, No Cache.
>
> I've tested the sticks together and separately, and the same thing 
> happens. The test just stops after a minute or two, with no error 
> messages and loss of keyboard control. Tested one stick in a different 
> computer, and it tests fine. It's a brand new memory chip.
>
> The Dell seems to run slower than I'd expect for a 1.8GHz with 384MB 
> RAM. I especially noticed it when I was installing software from 
> source packages - it went a lot slower than on my 1.2GHz Athlon with 
> 500MB of pc133. Other than that, it seems to run ok.
>
> Here are my questions: Is it obviously the cpu? Is there any linux 
> software that will test the cpu similar to what memtest does with 
> memory?  Any suggestions for diagnosing this problem?
>
> Thanks,
> Greg
>
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