Bad Motherboard?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Fri Nov 3 07:28:49 UTC 2006

David Berg <drberg1000 at> wrote:
> I'm seeing a lot of various problems on one of my systems and I'd like
> to check hardware before going through any software debugging.  Can
> anyone recommend a program that performs a function like memtest86 only
> for the ide controllers and other motherboard functions?


In synaptic, if you search for "stress", you will get 25 results. One
of them looks particularly interesting:

A tool to impose load on and stress test a computer system
'stress' is a tool that imposes a configurable amount of CPU, memory,
I/O, or disk stress on a POSIX-compliant operating system and reports
any errors it detects.



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