Re: question about memtest86+
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:55:51 -0600
- From: Joe Pfeiffer <pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: question about memtest86+
Long Wind <longwind2@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> i install memtest86+ of stretch to test memory
> i don't see any error msg, but after a few minutes, it shutdown my PC
> does that mean my memory is bad?
> i read manual of memtest86+, can't find explaination
I see other people have mentioned possible temperature issues, so I'll
mention something that may or may not be relevant: a BIOS update pushed
by Dell to my laptop enabled a CPU "turbo boost" mode that overclocked
the CPU. Under any sort of load (and memtest86+ is certainly a load!)
it would go into thermal shutdown in a couple of minutes, without having
logged any sort of messages about heat. Disabling the mode in the BIOS
gave me a stable system again.