Several months ago I was having issues with a Windows PC. I booted from and Ubuntu CD, performed a memory test, and found that I had some bad RAM.

I'm having some issues with another PC, so I downloaded 12.04 and booted from the CD. The screen that comes up simply gives me the option to Try or Install. Where can I find the memory test?


Press ESC while starting the i386 desktop CD, and choose Test memory.

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    That basically runs memtest86+
    – Thomas Ward
    Jun 8 '12 at 13:26
  • No way to run install it in a standard bootable system?
    – NoBugs
    Jul 11 '13 at 6:02

Why dont you use memtest86+(http://www.memtest.org/)?! Since I thought to remember you had to have "empty" ram.


Why not using memtester:

memtester Utility for testing the memory subsystem


sudo apt-get install memtester


please add working examples

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