There is hardware that will test the RAM on BIOS and identify which
stick is broken.

memtest, on Knoppix CDs, and as a Debian package, can test RAM but
usually cannot identify which stick.

Some hardware even has ECC and detection circuitry that will log the
event to a small processor on the system board.  Examining the event log
can show the fault.  This hardware is generally more expensive than
consumer hardware.

I've no idea what Bob is using.  It's not that important exactly what he
is using, but at least I've explained some of the options.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at

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