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Old 11-24-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Memtest86 v.165 help..?


Hi guys, its been exactly one week or 169 hours since I started the Memtest and its still running. There is not a single indication of progress or estimated completion. What's more this is only for 256 MB Kingston module. This is on a Pentium III 800 MHz Dell Dimension desktop.

I have yet to test another individually.

Is there anyone out there who can tell me what's going on.

I tried the same test on similar sized module SODIMM on my Dell Latitude Pentium III 650 and it only took 24 hours...!!!

I am baffled and bewildred in one go...
 
Old 11-24-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hi guys, its been exactly one week or 169 hours since I started the Memtest and its still running.
It is very suspiciously - may be overheat occurred? And why you testing memory so aggressive? Usually it`s enough to quick test...
 
Old 11-24-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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Well, I abandoned it. I just remember the first time I attempted to install XBUNTU using my old memory it found some address problem. So when I bought new modules I thought it is better to test while I still have warranty. Some one from this forum said windows tolerate bad memory address and linux does not.

But I am not going to wait weeks for this to finish.

Maybe you can help me with another problem. I am trying to get the bios to boot into CD but even when i set first boot device as ATAPI CDROM it wants to boot in floppy...

Its Dell Dimension L800r BIOS version A14
 
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Hi,

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Well, I abandoned it. I just remember the first time I attempted to install XBUNTU using my old memory it found some address problem. So when I bought new modules I thought it is better to test while I still have warranty. Some one from this forum said windows tolerate bad memory address and linux does not.

But I am not going to wait weeks for this to finish.

Maybe you can help me with another problem. I am trying to get the bios to boot into CD but even when i set first boot device as ATAPI CDROM it wants to boot in floppy...

Its Dell Dimension L800r BIOS version A14
Memtest86 does a very thorough test. Your wall clock should indicate the duration along with the pass count. You should look at the memtest86 technical information.

The test can be terminated at any time. Several pattern options are used to test the memory, not just address schemes. I like to run 'memtest86' overnight, generally that will show any problems with the memory. Sometimes I will change the memory position to see if the problem can be scheme specific.

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Some one from this forum said windows tolerate bad memory address and linux does not.
That someone doesn't know what their talking about! Or you just misunderstood. Memory failure is a big problem, ECC is another issue entirely. Most desktops, we don't mark memory but replace it.

As for your BIOS boot problem, try the sbootmgr.
 
  


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