I tried running memtest86 as mentioned. But memtest crashes.
It ran 6 tests the first time. with some 6 errors during test 5. The it crashed.
I restarted the test. Then it crashed at 3rd test before detecting any errors.
So I booted win7 and core temp says 100degC for all 4cpus slowly cooling down overtime. But at boot it says 56degC
Are these memory test CPU intensive?
Should I disable cool and quite in BIOS before memory test?
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
memory errors means your memory is starting to go bad. Pull out 1 stick and run memtest again. swap sticks and run it again. See if you can isolate which stick it is. That will at least get you stable for the mean time. You will more than likely need to replace the ram. On the + side, DDR2 800 is cheap
Ok. So I ran the memtestx86+ from this link. http://www.memtest.org/
I could run the full memory test without a crash this time. With one error in one of the sticks.
So I will plan to change memory.
But I also ran the IntelBurn test http://www.softpedia.com/get/Syste [...] Test.shtml
It will run through 2 cycles and by the 3rd one the CPU temp will go to 100degC on all 4 cores. And the system will shutdown.
And the same thing is happening when I edit raw images. Temp gradually increases to 90+ and eventually system restarts when it reaches 100.
Can I disable the auto restart based on processor heat in bios? Is it safe to do it?