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Old 07-06-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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memory check in mandrake 10


I suspect I might have some bad memory and I want to be able to confirm it. Is there a utility available on the net or built into linux to test RAM?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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Check out memtest86, which you can find here Good luck with it. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 12:53 AM   #3
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I'll run it later tonight when I get home! Thanks for the link.

Does this sound like a mem problem:

Whenever I try to run a program it lags for several seconds before actually opening up. It seems to be common to both windows and Mandrake 10.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 01:07 AM   #4
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If your system pauses for a few seconds before the app opens, it sounds to me that you just could use a little more RAM. How much does your PC have? Assuming you're using a relatively recent machine, I'd recommend having at least 256Mg installed, if that fits within your budget. The more RAM the better in terms of speed, but if you don't mind the occasional pause, you can have a perfectly sufficiently system running on only 64Mg. It depends on how many apps you are trying to run simultaneously. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 01:09 AM   #5
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its about 6 months old

512 meg of RAM and its an AMD 3200+ i think ~ 2.2ghz

the system is recent and it was working great..just all of a sudden started lagging. I had slakware installed prior.

I was fooling with my partitions, and i'll run a scandisk as well just to be sure.
 
  


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