Memtest86+ freezes

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llowrey
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Memtest86+ freezes

Post by llowrey »

I am only able to run Memtest86+ (v5.01) in fail-safe mode (F1). The default and SMP modes freeze instantly.

My memory passes when I run fail-safe mode plus I've made it through 12hrs of mprime so I know the fitlet is stable.

When I use the Memtest86+ config menu to read the RAM SPD it freezes instantly. I suspect there is an issue with how SPD is read on the fitlet.

Does anyone else have this problem with Memtest86+?

Arwen
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Re: Memtest86+ freezes

Post by Arwen »

I don't remember any specific trouble with Memtest86+, but the latest stable version in the Gentoo repository was 4.20-r1.

Gentoo has it's own list of stable verses un-stable for packages. Version 5.01 is listed as un-stable. I can easily try reading my RAM SPD with 4.20-r1, and if good, repeat with 5.01.
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Re: Memtest86+ freezes

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We expect to issue a BIOS revision in the near future. I will pass the SPD observation to the BIOS team.
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Arwen
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Re: Memtest86+ freezes

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I was never able to get Memtest86+ version 5.01 to work with my fitlet-iA10, simply
blank screen. Trying F1 did nothing.

Using 4.20-r1 runs through the memory testing, though mis-identifies the SO-DIMM.
This also does not return SPD configuration, complaining about;
  • SMBus Controller not known
That SMBus is probably the way memory SPD EEPROMs are read. So I am not
surprised that it mis-identified my SO-DIMM.
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Re: Memtest86+ freezes

Post by irads »

This is the answer from Compulab BIOS team:

The fitlet's BIOS supports the RAM SPD.

Memtest86+ is not supported by the AMD Mullins SOC
http://www.memtest.org/#change

We recommend the commercial version of the Passmark Memtest86 Pro.
http://www.memtest86.com/
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