mem test

Jewel ejewel at
Tue Jun 21 18:42:13 UTC 2005

On 6/21/05, Charles Malespin <charles.malespin at> wrote:
> Hi all, this may seem like a stupid question, but how long is a mem test
> supposed to take(from the grub menu)?  I have 1Gb ram DDR-2 and I ran
> the mem test, went to lunch and came back it had only done 4 passes.  I
> have no idea if it is supposed to take this long, how long it goes for
> and basically what it does.  Should it be done overnight?  Or do I need
> to be there to watch for something?  Any summary or help would be
> appreciated.  Thanks!
> Charles

>From personal experience I've found that errors will show up almost
immediately with bad RAM.  Unless you are overclocking or playing with
your memory settings in the BIOS then having it run all the tests (a
single pass) should be plenty.


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