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post #3531 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post

I've thought of trying that. Wonder what fastboot does exactly?

Just thought or tried?
post #3532 of 5761
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Originally Posted by DS4130 View Post

Just thought or tried?

Have thought, will try. biggrin.gif
post #3533 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post

Have thought, will try. biggrin.gif

Let us know, it would certainly be a good point of call before messing with voltages, although that may well be necessary...
post #3534 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Mysterion View Post

I've thought of trying that. Wonder what fastboot does exactly?


Does it happen at stock?
post #3535 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Silent Scone View Post

Does it happen at stock?

Sorry I realty should have established that before piping in, but its Friday night and I'v had a number of beers... Had a feeling the system has just been set up, straight into the BIOS and enable XMP, as I'm sure we've all done smile.gif
post #3536 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Silent Scone View Post

No problem, although I don't think I was the only one telling you this.

Fine by me.

But I also was told - here in this thread - that the boot CD version of HCI is a more thorough test (the presumed reason why it takes so much longer). If I had believed that I still would think that my memory was ok.
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Originally Posted by Silent Scone View Post

You and Deders were bouncing off each other and going in completely the wrong direction to the point of obscurity.

See, and here we are of different opinion. I told you that I had lost display signal when memtesting with monitor off. When switching it on again, it wouldn't resume. The last time I waited like 15 min, but no avail. The other explanation I had found here were basic video drivers due to a minimal boot CD OS. But recently I experienced the same thing under Windows, too (though in safe mode). That was right after an immediate involuntary reboot (not in safe mode) when I switched my display back on during HCI memtest (desktop version). I think all of this points to a PSU problem (I bought another one and will soon know). And hence...
- my cluster-*** stress session that amused you so much in an attempt to confirm the only way I had been able to actually provoke hangs before (instead of randomly experiencing them)
- my misdirected question to Raja what the HDD LED flashing during post means, because I had experience drive startup issues (-> possibly PSU, too)

I am not writing this because I want to complain or anything. But I wanted to outline that I actually was going somewhere with these methods that - admittedly - must be on the far side of "conventional" for you guys.
post #3537 of 5761
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Originally Posted by pegnose View Post

But I also was told - here in this thread - that the boot CD version of HCI is a more thorough test (the presumed reason why it takes so much longer). If I had believed that I still would think that my memory was ok.

Hello

The bootable version of HCI is a more thorough test than the Windows version. That you did not properly configure your system for the test, let the test run long enough or misdiagnosed the symptoms you were seeing while running the test does not negate this.
post #3538 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Praz View Post

Hello

The bootable version of HCI is a more thorough test than the Windows version. That you did not properly configure your system for the test, let the test run long enough or misdiagnosed the symptoms you were seeing while running the test does not negate this.

A guy from HCI design told me that at least to a substantial part it takes longer, because it is just single thread performance. I suspect the other part is that there is no Turbo Boost. Of course, you can test all the Ram. But that only improves error detection. My impression is that this version is not very helpful for stability tests.

EDIT: I had it run the whole night.
post #3539 of 5761
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Originally Posted by pegnose View Post

A guy from HCI design told me that at least to a substantial part it takes longer, because it is just single thread performance. I suspect the other part is that there is no Turbo Boost. Of course, you can test all the Ram. But that only improves error detection. My impression is that this version is not very helpful for stability tests.

EDIT: I had it run the whole night.

Hello

And the end result was no video signal. That would have been a clue to most right there.
post #3540 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Praz View Post

Hello

And the end result was no video signal. That would have been a clue to most right there.

I am not sure where your are going with that remark. The last time I had "no signal" on switching the display on again during memtest was under Windows. And my system was still responsive, HDD Led flashing as during regular operations. It wasn't hung. I don't think this has anything todo with each other. Also during boot CD memtest I had this, and the system would still blow out warm air, the Q-Code would be unchanged... the system was still testing, no hard lock.

EDIT: Let's not argue about this any more. I felt the need to post what I had found out and what my impressions are. No more, no less.
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