[Wlug] memtest hangs
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?
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