Re: SOLVED, Re: amd64 install hangs installing base system
Thing is, I ran memtest86+ last night but it the computer froze midway
through test #3 of the first pass. I assumed it was because I was running
a 32 bit version of memtest on a 64 bit architecture, but lacking anything
better to try, I ran it again. Sure enough, there was a bad stick. It was
a bit surprising since the memory recently tested fine in another machine.
Anyway, prob solved. Thanks for your suggestions.
Not to be disagreeable, but I had a bad experience with memtest86+ when
I added a second 2x2GB set to my first 2x2GB set. The memtest86+ would
fail with all 8GB inserted, but would pass with either 4GB set inserted.
I tried an alternative, memtester, and it ran through all of the 8GB it
could access just fine. I've been running 8GB on this desktop for over
a year with not problems at all, so it was just a bug in memtest86+ ...
no doubt related to some hardware incompatibility with my particular parts.
The experience you are describing sounds quite similar, so I hope your
conclusion that you had bad memory was correct!