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Re: [vox-tech] fwd: [lugod lert] Unstable Linux Machine



On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 10:30:57AM -0700, Rod Roark wrote:
> This problem doesn't sound Linux-specific (it's unstable 
> with Windows too, right?).
> 
> Sounds like a bad motherboard, RAM or CPU.  Here's the
> standard drill:
> 
> If you're overclocking, don't.  Try UNDERclocking.  Make
> sure your jumper and BIOS settings are all conservative
> and correct.  If you have multiple memory modules, try it 
> with first just one and then another.  Make sure there's 
> heatsink compound between the CPU and the heatsink.  Try a 
> different CPU.
> 
> If none of the above helps, it's probably the motherboard.

A good way to test RAM is MemTest86*. It does not find all problems, but many
folks have found it useful.

* http://www.memtest86.com/

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