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Hey all, anyone know of a freeware/shareware tool that'll test RAM and tell me if any of it is faulty? I've got four 8's and two 128's in a 7600, and it's giving me kernel panics when I try to install Yellow Dog Linux. I wanna make sure it's not the RAM before I go on and check other things. If there isn't one I guess I could uh, "borrow" Tech Tool from work... heh......

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    Hey all, anyone know of a freeware/shareware tool that'll test RAM and
    tell me if any of it is faulty? I've got four 8's and two 128's in a
    7600, and it's giving me kernel panics when I try to install Yellow
    Dog Linux. I wanna make sure it's not the RAM before I go on and check
    other things.

    If there isn't one I guess I could uh, "borrow" Tech Tool from work...
    heh...
    forge Guest

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    In article <com>, forge
    <youneedageek.com> wrote:
     

    RAM Check 2.1, freeware available at

    <http://www.provue.com/proVUE/files/ramcheck.sit>

    While RAM Check will run in Classic under OS X, it's best to reboot in OS
    9.x or earlier, and hold down the Shift key while doing so, thus defeating
    as many extensions as possible. This maximizes the amount of RAM actually
    checked.

    I dug out the original installation CD for my wife's 7600, and it has OS
    7.5.3 on it. That's what I would use while running RAM Check, since 7.5.3
    is less of a memory hog than more recent system software, and thus will
    leave more unused RAM that can be checked by the utility.

    By the way, RAM is cheap now and your 7600 has eight RAM slots. For about
    US $ 150 you can buy six more 128 MB DIMMs and put a full 1 GB in your
    7600. It will be a much nicer computer that way than with only 160 MB of
    RAM.

    David

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    David Guest

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    On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 22:13:04 -0700, caz (David or Jo Anne
    Ryeburn) wrote:
     

    Thanks!
     

    Well, it's got the two 128s plus the four 8s that came with it, so
    288. But yeah, if I decide to keep this one (it's being very
    obstreperous with the Yellow Dog Linux installer) I probably will max
    out the RAM. Thanks again.
    forge Guest

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