View Full Version : [ubuntu] Testing Hardware: Memory chips

August 23rd, 2008, 06:52 PM
Is there a way of how can I check my hardware? I want to check my memory chips (2 GB) to make sure that everything is ok.

August 23rd, 2008, 06:56 PM
Select memtest from the GRUB menu (menu that appears when you boot, you may have to press escape to see it) to test you memory. What other hardware do you want to test?

August 23rd, 2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks for replying!

I want to test the motherboard as well. I have dual boot (XP and UBuntu). So when exactly do I have to press escape ?

August 23rd, 2008, 07:03 PM
If you have a dual boot, then the menu should be displayed by default without you having to press anything.

August 23rd, 2008, 07:11 PM
Ok. But there are several things on the screen (in dual boot). Do I press on Ubuntu? Then how am I going to test for memory (memtest) ?

Sorry for asking a lot of questions.

August 24th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Ok I saw the memtest as soon as it booted. I pressed it and the test went on. It took more than 4 hours! I watched it several times. There were no problems. The last time that checked the screen I saw that the computer was switched off. Is it normal ?

August 24th, 2008, 12:56 PM
alternatively you can use memtest from the ubuntu liveCD