To check memory errors


After some discussions last week about ECC, I am gathering some hard data about error rate on my system.

Different studies give different ideas of how often we should see memory errors on our computers. One bit every few years? Several a fortnight? Just how much are the large companies tricking their consumers, and you? One Cambridge mathmo, decided to find out.

I am running a little script which grabs a gig of memory and checks it for flipped bits, up or down. It will quietly gather data and I will report back when I next remember, min one month.