[Wlug] memtest hangs
ferrerera1 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 4 19:17:51 EDT 2004
I recently ran into something like this. Exactly the same symptoms. Intel
motherboard with pc2100. Ended up being the motherboard itself. I kept
hanging on the same test, between 2% and 8% completion. The test did run to
100% if I ESC out before the first test runs, and manually select that test to
run by itself. Might be worth a try. I also tested the memory and processor
in a second motherboard, and they checked out ok. Same processor and memory
are running fine in the new motherboard. Good Luck.
--- Gregory Avedissian <gma2004 at verizon.net> 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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