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Package: memtest86+ (4.20-1.1 and others)

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thorough real-mode memory tester

Memtest86+ scans your RAM for errors.

This tester runs independently of any OS - it is run at computer boot-up, so that it can test *all* of your memory. You may want to look at `memtester', which allows to test your memory within Linux, but this one won't be able to test your whole RAM.

It can output a list of bad RAM regions usable by the BadRAM kernel patch, so that you can still use your old RAM with one or two bad bits.

Memtest86+ is based on memtest86 3.0, and adds support for recent hardware, as well as a number of general-purpose improvements, including many patches to memtest86 available from various sources.

Both memtest86 and memtest86+ are being worked on in parallel.

Tags: System Administration: Benchmarking, System Boot, Hardware Enablement: hardware::storage:floppy, interface::text-mode, Role: Program, Scope: Utility, Purpose: Checking

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 4.20-1.1 282.4 kB2,342.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 4.20-1.1+b1 284.3 kB2,402.0 kB [list of files]
i386 4.20-1.1 281.5 kB2,402.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 4.20-1.1 282.7 kB2,349.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 4.20-1.1 281.8 kB2,349.0 kB [list of files]