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Re: [school-discuss] Diagnostic Software

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 08:24:05AM -0500, LM wrote:
> Memtest86 and memtest86+ are good ways to check if any of your
> memory has gone bad:

Not only RAM but memory controller, CPU, cooling and bus
(and microcracks or faulty capacitors at times either).
It can pass with flying colours on an *otherwise* faulty
system though -- but when it *does* catch a problem,
most likely there is one (exception being the newest CPUs
with somewhat aged memtest86+ binary -- I've seen false
positives on Xeon 5xxx several years ago).

> There are registry cleaner programs, but I've heard mix reports on them.

Some of those "on the internet" are told to also perform
as malware/adware carriers...

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/
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