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Re: [opensuse] memtest86 skipping 3/4 of a pass ?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 10:16:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <fo1cch$3vi$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:

I've got a new workstation with 4Gb RAM - it's been showing signs of
instability, so I ran memtest86+ v1.70 for about 13 hours last night.

I had a sneaking suspicion that memtest was cutting things short - I
had seen the pass completion bar at 23-24%, only to see it having
started
on the next pass only 5 minutes later. So I videotaped a couple of
ours worth, and sure enough - memtest completes 25% of a pass after
which it starts the next pass.

Update - this is most probably due to lack of support for the
CPU/chipset on this motherboard - AMD Phenom on Gigabyte
GA-MA790FX-DS5.
According to a memtest86 forum at http://forum.x86-secret.com/, they'd
like CPU-Z dumps posted for unsupported/unknown chipsets. The CPU-Z
utility seems to be Windows only?

The other memtest86 website http://www.memtest86.com reports the most
recent version 3.4 from August 2007, so most probably with no support
for my setup.

Any other memtest utilities anyone can recommend?



/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich

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