[SOLVED]Memtest86 results?

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[SOLVED]Memtest86 results?

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Ok, so I ran this test and then wasn't able to save the results anywhere hence the image below. Number 1 + 2 are cut off but the same as the rest until you get to 11.

So, I don't know what any of this means but there appears to be errors?

If so, can anyone help me with what to do about it?

Thanks,

~hagey.
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CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron M (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) bmips: 2985.36 clocked at 1492.680 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: VIA CN400/PM800/PM880/PN800/PN880 [S3 UniChrome Pro] bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: openchrome (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@59.8hz 
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Audio:     Card: VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller driver: snd_via82xx port: e000 bus-ID: 00:11.5
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RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
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Info:      Processes: 133 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 426.9/938.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4 
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Re: Memtest86 results?

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It's not a good sign that's for sure, but let's not panic just yet.

Some background would be handy: why did you run the test; are you experiencing any problems ? Is that a new laptop ? Rerun the test a couple of times and see if it reports the same.
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Re: Memtest86 results?

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Hi niowluka, I ran the test because I was experiencing problems with web browser crashing. It's an old laptop and the advice I had so far was it may be my video card. I am experiencing this issue more so when just running on battery power however I was also advised it may be good to check the memory. I must confess to having little experience so I would be grateful of further suggestion.

Cheers,

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Replace the RAM: it's probably rotten.
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Agreed, the RAM is bad and needs replacing or that rig abandoning.

Only you will know whether it is economical to replace the RAM or not.

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Re: Memtest86 results?

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No question about it, your ram is bad.

I had the same results when a ram simm suddenly went bad on an old Dell desktop.

I replaced both simms and it's running again.
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Re: Memtest86 results?

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Hey, thanks for the advice. The pre-installed RAM was only 512k but the guy down the computer shop found me a 1Gb he had lying around, obviously it hasn't been in good shape. I will stick the old RAM back in and see how that performs. In the meantime I might be able to get another 1 Gb card from somewhere. I'm surprised it works as ''well" as it does given the RAM is shot! :?

Cheers,

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Re: [SOLVED]Memtest86 results?

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Yep, the 1Gb card was definitely the issue. It doesn't even look like a compatible card anyway and as far as I can see for my laptop you're to use both slots of 512k to get max permissible RAM instead of 1 card (don't even think they do a 1Gb stand alone card for this machine) so that appears to have been the root of many a problem including what was happening with the boot. I have also enabled zRAM as I am now only running with 512k (2 x 256k cards). I will try and source more memory but at least I know where the problems lie!

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