[CentOS] Memtest86+ running time

Jake Shipton jakems at hotmail.co.uk
Wed Nov 3 18:35:47 EDT 2010


On 03/11/10 22:03, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net> wrote:
>> I have run one full test and got no errors on the memory
>> module. Is it worth keeping it running overnight, just to
>> see if temperature changes will afect the test?
> 
> I had a system that started crashing randomly. I ran memtest overnight
> (about 10 hrs) but it did not report any errors. Next time I extended
> the run to 18 hrs or so and finally saw errors.  Replacing the RAM
> solved the crash problem. So, I would recommend running memtest for
> one full day.
> 
> Akemi
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I agree. Usually, when systems crash due to possibly memory related
errors I let them run testing for 24 hours, or if they have lots of
memory possibly longer (48 hours) to allow all memory to be fully
tested. :-)

-- 
Jake


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