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    memory checking

    Is there any such program out there that can check memory for errors in software. I was just thinking it would be easy to rotate values through all of the physical memory to search for errors.

    Does anyone know if these already exist, if so does it actually work?
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    are you referring to memory leaks in software or physical memory damage?
    If the latter, then I think it's called memtest86
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    memtst86. You boot from a floppy and run it. Good tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    memtst86. You boot from a floppy and run it. Good tool.
    Yup, very much so. Just be sure to give it a while to run :-)

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    >>> Just be sure to give it a while to run

    Very good point, although the test exercises memory well, if you have a stick which is just good enough, it might fail under stress.
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    memtest worked great, thanks
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