[plug] Memtest86+

David Dartnall darts at dialix.com.au
Mon Apr 7 15:18:11 WST 2008

Dion wrote:
> As others have indicated it is likely you have a hardware failure.
> It is not normal behaviour for memtest to just lockup and require a 
> hard power down.
> I have experienced this same crash due to faulty L2 cache - my fault 
> for using a slightly high CPU voltage.
> There are options in memtest for you to disable CPU cache and see if 
> the problem goes away.
> If it is a faulty CPU cache, you may be able to disable the L2 cache 
> in the bios just to get you running until you get a replacement CPU.
> Cheers.
> D.
> David Dartnall wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Not importamt I guess, but I'm interested...
>> Running memtest86+ from the boot options in gutsy results in action 
>> ceasing at test #3 with no response from keyboard or mouse. - esc for 
>> reboot does nothing etc... Is this normal behaviour (have to switch 
>> the computer off & start again), and is the process finished at this 
>> point?
>> regards
>> Dave Dartnall
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Thank you Tomasz and Dion, I'll have to give it a miss for now but 
you've given me something to work on!

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