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the Ubuntu live cd used to have a memory tester, but I have Ubuntu version 11.10 and it only has two choices - install and try -
instead of downloading and burning a bunch of different distros in the hopes of finding a memory tester, I thought I would ask the community
which distros live cds have a memory tester?
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by:mrcannon
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You want the Memtest86 CD.  It is DOS based I think and does one thing well - tests memory.

http://www.memtest.org/
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I also liek to use live Linux CDs.  Parted Magic is my favorite (which may have a memory tester) - but I always reach for memtest when it's needed.
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As mentioned above, PartedMagic has memtest86+ included. But really almost every LiveCD includes it.
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Ubuntu still comes with memtest, you need to press and hold any key to boot to the option menu. One of the option is memtest.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Pressing SHIFT will get you this menu:

Ubuntu 11.10 boot menu
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thank you
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