LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-11-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
bruse
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: internet
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 821

Rep: Reputation: 30
RAM badblocks check.


i am using mandrake 10.0
is there any software for linux to finding an error in RAM.
or command for checking the RAM badblocks.

or can we use "badblock" for check the RAM badblocks.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
sayantan
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: SuSE 9.0
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm using SuSE 9 and there's an utility called 'memtest' which does a fairly good job.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
Memtest is what you want. Note that once you start it, it will run continuously until you kill it, but you want to be sure that you allow it to complete several (at least 3 or 4) complete cycles in order to have confidence in the results. Note also that each cycle consists of several different tests (eg, writing all zeros, all ones, FF00, 00FF, etc) and that the more RAM you have, the more time it will take to complete each cycle. As a (very) general guideline, a full cycle may take anywhere from between 30 to 60 minutes to complete, so my recommendation would be to start memtest before you go to sleep, and let it run overnight.

Most RAM is actually pretty high quality, and errors are relatively uncommon. However, if an error is found, the only option is to replace the stick. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a RAM check program? kpachopoulos Linux - General 2 11-06-2005 05:59 PM
RAM check kv3466 Linux - Software 2 05-11-2005 09:52 AM
Badblocks check in Linux ssampurna Red Hat 5 02-28-2005 02:27 AM
How to use memtest86 to check out RAM WAM_III Linux - General 3 09-26-2004 10:35 PM
badblocks check... wrongman Linux - Hardware 3 05-20-2004 11:38 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration