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> From:: Eugene Rosenzweig <eugene259@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] gcc seg faults very often
> Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 01:03:01 +1000
> Raphael Melo de Oliveira Bastos Sales wrote:
> >After running memtest, several errors have occurred. Does that mean I
> >have to buy new memory?
> >2005/8/22, Volker Armin Hemmann <volker.armin.hemmann@tu-claustha al.de>:
> >>On Monday 22 August 2005 21:29, Raphael Melo de Oliveira Bastos Sales wrote:
> >>>Hi Richard,
> >>> First of all, thanks for replying. I'll test the swap partition
> >>>with the command you sent. But how do I test the memory? Is there any
> >>>way to do it? I think I configured CMOS to do a memory check during
> >>>start up.
> >>please install memtest86 or memtest86+ and let it run for some others.
> >>gcc segfaults are a very good sign of memory problems - and please the
> >>bios-'check' is not a 'check' - never was!
> >>The bios counts the available memory - this is not a check but accounting.
> >>email@example.com mailing list
> You can check memory settings in the BIOS, most BIOSes nowadays have
> options to change memory timings so you can set more relaxed ones and
> see if the errors disappear. Also you can try good oldfashioned
> re-seating of the memory modules, take them out and insert them again.
I remember an application which would identify the bad memory cells and isolate them so that your machine could happily carry on using the rest of the memory - unfortunately just like yours my memory is not what it used to be . . . ;-)
I've googled but can't find it.
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