My desktop is freezing a lot(*). I have googled some answers and most of them pointed to memory problems.
Previous versions of Ubuntu (in Grub) had a memory test option, I think but since 11.04 I have deleted the windows partition and alocated all disk to Ubuntu so, I have no Grub anymore.
I looked for memory test through Software Center and I have found Systester Pro for US$2.99 Not much but there are no avaliations and no developer website. I could not know if it even could work for what I need.
There's another one, the Thorough real-mode memory tester aka Memtest86+.
I tried it but I did not found any user manual even in the developper's website.
The more close to it I have found was here:http://www.virtualbroker.org/como-te...-no-linux.html
As it is written in Portuguese I'll show the output:
1) $sudo apt-get install memtester (it was installed already)
2) $sudo memtester 4000 5 (I have 4Gb RAM 4x1024=4096Mb)
vkthor@vkthor-dsk:~$ sudo memtester 4000 5
[sudo] password for vkthor:
memtester version 4.2.2 (64-bit)
Copyright (C) 2010 Charles Cazabon.
Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (only).
pagesize is 4096
pagesizemask is 0xfffffffffffff000
want 4000MB (4194304000 bytes)
got 4000MB (4194304000 bytes), trying mlock ...
vkthor@vkthor-dsk:~$ echo $?
Now what? I have a feeling. Not ZERO then *Problem* but I really do not know.
Is there any other program? There are for Windows, but I have no Windows in this machine. Not anymore.
It is a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz × 2 with a GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits and HDD 37,9 GB (one 15Gb partition for Ubuntu, 2.0 Gb swap and all rest to /home)
Thanks for reading.
(*) More often when I use XBMC Media Center in library mode, not viewing a movie. My CPU goes near the 90% use.