> Check out memtest. This takes literally hours to check your RAM (well,
> depending how much of it you have, i suppose). It's at
> www.memtest86.com. To
> check out your CPU, do what the other guy said i.e. compiling a
> kernel. This
> explained a few crashes i had when i overclocked my P75 to 120!
There's a tool called something like burn86 (I'd have to check at
home to be sure). It runs the most heat-intensive instructions that
your CPU can do (which varies for Pentium/Athlon/etc) to drive up
the CPU temperature. Use this alongside the lm-sensors package
to check your CPU cooling.
I _think_ there's a Windows version too, but I can't honestly
remember for sure.
Note that this _will_ run your CPU warmer than normal use, so it's
more of a stress test than a stability test.
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