My laptop a Dell 1464 is not able to finish MemTest86. It reboots before the first pass can reach the 5% mark. It also doesn't finish Windows disk checker program. But the surprising thing is it is able to run Prime95 for more than 10hrs (Blend test).
I am also not able to finish installing Linux distros (Mint 13/14, Fedora 17), which I was able to do earlier. How do I narrow down to the component that is failing me? The laptop is about 3 yrs old.
I have two modules in my laptop. I have tried all sorts of combinations - swapping slots, try only one module in idifferent slots. But nothing helps. I have also tried modules from a different laptop (which finish MemTest86 on that laptop), but again they too fail on my laptop. I have tried my memory modules on a different laptop and manage to run MemTest86 successfully on that other laptop. Surely, can't be the modules?
I have also tried running HDTune Error Check since I started the thread. I got no errors in that test.