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memtest86 is a testing software for RAM.


apt-get install memtest86+

After the installation you'll get Memtest entries in grub which you can spawn.

For some unknown reason the memtest of the boot menu didn't work for me. So I downloaded the latest free version of memtest (It's at the bottom of the screen), burnt it in a usb and booted from there.


It will run by itself. For 64GB of ECC RAM it took aproximately 100 minutes to run all the tests.

Check ECC errors

MemTest86 directly polls ECC errors logged in the chipset/memory controller registers and displays it to the user on-screen. In addition, ECC errors are written to the log and report file. \n\n