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could be a bad DIMM slot or a faulty board.  Are you overclocking?

Alex

--- Kevin Whittingstall <kevin_whittingstall@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   
>   Thanks for the advice.   
> 
> I ran memtest on my
> redhat 8 machine (which works fine) and got a clean
> memtest86 bill of
> health.  I then ran it on my machine thats been
> crapping out (Redhat 9), and it
> failed miserably.  I then took a stick of ram out of
> my "good" machine,
> placed it in the "crap" machine and the test failed. 
> This leads me to believe that it could be something
> else, like over
> heating, the motherboard, etc.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
> Kevin
> 
> 
> --- Alex Deucher <agd5f@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Maybe you have a bad stick of ram, try running
> > memtest86.
> > 
> > http://www.memtest86.com/
> > 
> > Alex
> > 
> > --- Kevin Whittingstall
> > <kevin_whittingstall@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >   Hello all,
> > > 
> > >              A while back, I got a pePentium (256
> > Mb
> > > ram) running reredhat.0.  Everything worked fine. 
> > I
> > > then removed the single 256 stick and inserted 2
> > 512
> > > Mb sticks.  At first, XfXfreeept crashing...it
> > turns
> > > out that it dididn like one of the scscreensavers
> > as
> > > running, so I disabled it, and that seem to fix
> > the
> > > problem.  However, now, I'veveoticed that my
> > system
> > > tends to get hung up whenever I run the titiniestf
> > > applications.  The funny thing, is that
> > I'veveoticed
> > > that the amount of memory being used (as told be
> > the
> > > 'free' cocommandtends to slowly increase until i
> > have
> > > about 60 Mb free, which  then results in random
> > > crcrashes I'veveested the ram by removing 1 and
> > > running with the other (and vice-versa) and the
> > same
> > > thing happens.  I have 1 swap partition (478 Mb)
> > that
> > > seems to never get used.  Is there something I can
> > > check before assuming that the problem is in the
> > > memory slot?
> > > 
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Kevin   
> > > 


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