Teaching bad DIMMs a lesson
Recently, in running some very memory intensive applications, it's come to my attention that there may be some bad RAM in my machine. Rather than just test the two DIMMs and scrap the bad one, I'd like to test the existing memory with a utility such as Memtest86
and tell the system to ignore bad sectors with BadMEM
Before I get started with this, I thought I should ask here if anyone has any experiences with BadMEM (or BadRAM.)
I hope I'm not offending anyone by asking such vague questions, but... has this screwed up anyone's systems, made your life a living hell, etc? Is it the greatest invention ever? Any tips? Anyone happen to know if Mandrake 10 includes any such utilities?