[olug] The mysterious kenel panic

Phil Brutsche phil at brutsche.us
Mon Jan 18 06:19:43 UTC 2010

IMO a piddly 12 hours with memtest is too little to find any hardware
problems beyond immediate memory problems.

Sometimes you need to let it run for several days.

Running something like Prime95 or MPrime
(http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/) in torture-test mode for a couple
days would be a better test.

On 1/17/2010 10:30 PM, Dave Thacker wrote:
> I mentioned to a few of my lunch mates at Whole Foods that I was getting a 
> mysterious freeze-up of my new rig.   I ran memtest for 12 hours and didn't 
> get any errors, but my old IBM PS/2 keyboard (from an X-Station) was freezing 
> up every time I tried to go into the BIOS.   I've swapped it out and we'll see 
> if that helps. 


Phil Brutsche
phil at brutsche.us

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