So Unstable and driving me mad!!
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Thu Nov 20 16:15:32 UTC 2008
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> Ah the joys of flakiness. Try memtest86. It's a good memory tester.
>> Reseat all your hardware (video and memory are the biggest stability
>> Do a fsck on the drive too, to make sure the fs isn't funky.
> Thanks Mark!!
> I ran memtest86 off the Ubuntu install CD and it showed errors so I
> tested each memory module (I have 4x1GB modules) individually and one
> was throwing up errors.. Replaced just the working pair (2GB total) and
> the system feels SO much faster and things that weren't working now
> appear to be working..
> Will see how stable it is now for the next few days but I think that was
> the problem and I am so glad I found it..
> Thanks again..
That's great It's funny how often stability issues are memory related.
That's why I suggested memtest as well as reseating the RAM and video
cards. ESPECIALLY if you build your own systems, which I do.
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