Re: How to test RAM?
Alexander Kushnirenko wrote:
> Hi, Ed!
> Just want to share my experience with memtest86. I had a bad memory module,
> as I found out later. There are 2 ways of memtest running: as a boot process
> and from inside Linux. Installation of memtest86 as an independent boot
> process (you can have memtest in your LILO - Linux, Dos and MemTest for
> example) DID NOT catch the bad memory module - it reported that everyting was
> fine. On the other hand running memtest from Linux (then you have to guess
> your free memory right and give it as an argument) indeed reported the
> problem. So I would recommend running memtest in both modes to catch the bad
> memory module.
> Well, in my case I started to beleive that memory was OK only when X stopped
> to crash spontaneously on me :)
> > > Not a debian package but I use memtest86. I have the tar.gz file if
> > > you can't fina it.
> > >
> > Thanks, but FYI: another respondant said memtest86 is part of the
> > hwtools deb package that I'm downloading now.
Thanks, Alexander; I'll test both ways.