[Wlug] memtest hangs

John Ferreira 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?
> Thanks,
> Greg
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