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SubjectRe: utility for testing ram?
On Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 01:43:34AM +0000, Henrik Olsen wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Ricardo Kleemann wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Anyone know of a utility to extensively test a system's ram, in order to
> > determine whether the ram has any faults?
>
> The classic test is to compile the kernel repeatedly, as mentioned several
> times before, this will give the machine a thorough workout, including

The problem is, failed compiles only prove that something is wrong; they
don't specify which component is bad. But a memory test that reports the
location of the error helps convince the computer store that this part is
defective and needs to be exchanged.

-Mike Orr, mso@jimpick.com

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