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Re: Can't install -- locks up

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 02:02:10PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 09:58:36PM -0600, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> > memtest86 test passed
> You can't have run it for long. It needs hours to be thorough
> (ie several passes).

And even then many people have memtest86 pass and then after more
prodding and trying half the memory at a time in their system, they
discover that the problem only occours when one specific memory stick is

memtest86 catches some errors, but far from all errors.  A good kernel
compile or something else memory/cpu/disk intensive is usually the best
way to see if a system is actually stable or not.

Len Sorensen

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