Subject: Re: mysterious reboot
To: Onno Ebbinge <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/2005 23:15:03
In message <>, Onno Ebbinge writes:
>> A disturbing thought, since I recently added more RAM to the machine.
>> Memtest found no problems in a single pass; maybe I'll run it longer
>> overnight.
>I had a similar problem and used memtest. Here are two tips:
>- Use memtest from and NOT from
>- In Test selections use "all" instead of the "standard" default
>selection, this one saved me! The "standard" test did fine, the "all"
>test revealed timing problems with one of the memory chips (no
>overclocking) on the module. Underclocking my memory solved my

I couldn't find any such option, but it didn't matter -- memtest86+ 
(from the site you suggest) found some errors.


		--Steven M. Bellovin,