[SATLUG] Hardware Stress Testing

hc at lookcee.com hc at lookcee.com
Mon Jan 30 14:48:40 CST 2012

On Sunday, January 29, 2012 23:41, "Marek Garst" <mgarst60 at hotmail.com> said:

> I had an issue with my pc recently. To make a long story short, I was getting
> drive errors which turned out to be dirty memory contacts. Swapping the two sticks
> between sockets was enough to fix the issue. To test the system I found a down
> loadable CD called Ultimate Boot CD. It contains a bunch of freeware and shareware
> programs for testing systems and partitioning drives. Something to add to your
> toolkit along with stresslinux.
> Thanks, Mark
Hey Mark,  I make a practice of using a pencil eraser on the contact strip, it will remove the oxide/dirt from them without harm. Either gold or the cheaper tin on the stick. I only blow out the female socket, dunno if any way to clean them.

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