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I have a major problems with my computer for a very long while. I gave up a while ago but I might as well give it another shot. The reason ...
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- 07-06-2005 #1
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- Mar 2005
I have a major problems with my computer for a very long while. I gave up a while ago but I might as well give it another shot. The reason why I started to use linux was because my computer started to break down because of corrupted memory. Windows would no longer work, I eventually couldn't even go through the installation. Eventually I got linux, found the best one(after trying 15+ different distros) which was knoppix and now kanotix. On the whole it works fine. I find problems when running a few very large programs such as games. I get random problems that no one seems to encounter and I'm clueless on how to fix it.
I did memtest and got a thousand errors and then the program stops searching for errors. It doesn't freeze it just stalls forever and won't cancel. I tried running memtest through linux and I got around to a 1000 errors one time(most of the time it just stops at 100, 400 etc) and its only on the second test out of 7. Then it stalls. I tried running it off a CD at startup but then it won't even start, saying that it has problems trying to test the ram. I tried using the BadKernal patch for debian but I don't see a difference, probably because it uses memtest to find the bad patches and I never was able to complete a test.
My question, is there a way to make my computer smoother and less problematic? I tried turning it to where I bought it since warranty covered it. They said that the cpu chip slot was slightly damaged and the ram was bad and they said they fixed both but I don't see a difference and still get the same problems(damn nerds not helping...) Should I try to give up on this computer and leave it how it is? Is there a way to fix this problem or go around it? The linux desktop works fine and I can run most programs and search the internet but still, the problems are pretty major and I can't get over them.
- 07-06-2005 #2
This is weird. If you have a ram problem, as suggested. It would be pretty hard to install Linux.
When they fixed your computer, did you see the old ram?How to know if you are a geek.
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- 07-07-2005 #3
Originally Posted by budman7
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- Mar 2005