memtest86+ - Memory test for x86 architecture

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package filename memtest86+-5.01-alt2.i586.rpm
Package name memtest86+
Package version 5.01
Package release alt2
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category System/Kernel and hardware
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 420.09 KB
Installed size 420.09 KB
Memtest86 is thorough, standalone memory test for x86 systems. It is
a standalone program and can be loaded from either a disk partition via
lilo or a floppy disk. Memtest86 uses a "moving inversions" algorithm
that is proven to be effective in finding memory errors.  The BIOS based
memory test is just a quick check that will often miss many of the
failures that are detected by Memtest86.
The ELF version should be used for booting from grub,
and avoids the following errors:
"Error 7: Loading below 1MB is not supported"
"Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format"
"Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory"


Package Version Architecture Repository
memtest86+-5.01-alt2.x86_64.rpm 5.01 x86_64 Classic
memtest86+ - - -


Name Value
/sbin/installkernel -
bootloader-utils >= 0.3
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
memtest86+ = 5.01-alt2


Type URL
Binary Package memtest86+-5.01-alt2.i586.rpm
Source Package memtest86+-5.01-alt2.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install memtest86+ rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install memtest86+




2017-01-09 - Michael Shigorin <> 5.01-alt2
- "fixed" FTBFS (by downgrading to gcc4)
2014-05-28 - Michael Shigorin <> 5.01-alt1
- 5.01:
+ added support for:
- up to 2 TB of RAM on X64 CPUs
- up to 32 cores SMT (experimental, via F2 at startup)
- complete detection for memory controllers
- motherboard manufacturer & model reporting
- CPU temperature reporting
- Intel "Sandy Bridge-E", "Ivy Bridge" CPUs
- Intel "Haswell", "Haswell-ULT" CPUs (preliminary)
- AMD "Kabini" (K16), "Bulldozer", "Trinity", "Bobcat" CPUs
- Intel Atom "Pineview", "Cedar Trail" CPUs
- SPD detection on most AMD Chipsets
+ assorted bugfixes
+ dropped #29048 patch (see also bnc#773569, lp#1071209)
- added fedora patches and description bits
+ initial build would fail to actually run tests for me
- build and package ELF binary too (e.g. for GRUB)
2013-07-14 - Nikolay A. Fetisov <> 4.20-alt3
- Fix false positives on test #7 (Closes: 29048)
2012-11-28 - Eugeny A. Rostovtsev (REAL) <real at> 4.20-alt2.1
- Fixed build
2011-09-23 - Alexey Tourbin <> 4.20-alt2
- removed set_strip_method macro
2011-01-25 - Michael Shigorin <> 4.20-alt1
- 4.20:
+ added support for:
- failsafe mode (F1 at startup)
- Intel "Sandy Bridge" CPU
- AMD "fusion" CPU
- Coreboot "table forward"
+ corrected some memory brand not detected
+ various bug fixes
2010-05-05 - Michael Shigorin <> 4.10-alt1
- 4.10:
+ added support for:
- Core i7 Extreme CPU (32nm)
- Core i5/i3 (32 nm)
- Pentium Gxxxx (32 mn)
- Westmere-based Xeon
- Intel Sandy Bridge (preliminary)
- AMD 6-cores CPU
- Intel 3200/3210
+ new installer for USB Key
+ fixed a crash at startup
+ many other bug fixes
2009-09-23 - Michael Shigorin <> 4.00-alt1
- 4.00:
+ major architectural changes
+ first pass twice faster (reduced iterations)
+ detect DDR2/3 brands and part numbers on Intel Chipsets
+ CPU detection:
- corrected for Intel "Lynnfield" and AMD 45nm K10
- added for Intel "Clarkdale" and "Gulftown", AMD "Magny-Cours"
- added for CPU w/ 0.5/1.5/3/6/12/16/18/24MB L3
- solved crash with AMD Geode LX
+ memory detection:
- added for Intel XMP Memory
- "clean" DMI for DDR3/FBDIMM2
- improved for Integrated Memory Controllers
+ complies with SMBIOS 2.6.1 specs
+ fixed compilation issues with gcc 4.2+
+ many others bug fixes
- minor spec cleanup
2008-12-29 - Michael Shigorin <> 2.11-alt1
- 2.11:
+ added support for:
- Intel Core i5 (Lynnfield) CPU
- Intel P55 Southbridge
- Intel PM45/GM45/GM47 Mobile chipset
- Intel GL40/GS45 Mobile chipset
+ fixed:
- DDR2/DDR3 detection on Intel x35/x45
- detection on some Core i7 CPU
- a bug with some AMI BIOS (freeze at startup)
- various bugs

See Also

Package Description
memtest86-4.0a-alt4.i586.rpm Memory test for x86 architecture
memtester-4.3.0-alt1.i586.rpm Userspace utility for testing the memory subsystem for faults
mencoder-1.4-alt1.i586.rpm Movie encoder for Unix
menesrelinux-1.0.2-alt1.1.i586.rpm Menesre is GUI for Speech Systems
menu-2.1.41-alt22.qa1.i586.rpm Menu system
menu-cache-1.1.0-alt1.i586.rpm Library and utils to speed up the manipulation for menu
mercurial-5.1-alt1.i586.rpm Mercurial source code management system
mercurial-hgext-5.1-alt1.i586.rpm Mercurial bundled extensions
mergerfs-2.25.1-alt1.i586.rpm A FUSE union filesystem
meritous-1.2-alt2.i586.rpm Action-adventure dungeon crawl game
merkaartor-0.18.3-alt3.i586.rpm an OpenStreetMap editor
mesa-demos-8.4.0-alt1.i586.rpm Miscellaneous Mesa GL utilities
meshlab-2016.12-alt5.i586.rpm A system for processing and editing unstructured 3D triangular meshes
metacam-1.2-alt2.qa1.i586.rpm Command line tool to read the EXIF extensions in JPEG files
metacity3.0-3.32.0-alt1.i586.rpm Metacity window manager