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  No, I am not overclocking.  I also doubt it would be
a problem with the dimm slots since it worked fine
when I first got the machine with only 256 Mb ram.


Kevin 

--- Alex Deucher <agd5f@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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