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SubjectRe: Wow! Is memory ever cheap!
    I'm burning it in right now, I wrote a little program which fills
it with different test patterns and then reads them back to make
sure they don't lose any bits. Seems to be working, it's done
about 30 passes.

I wrote something similar to test an Alpha with a flakey L2 cache; it
didn't find anything. However, a script that did kernel compiles in a
loop soon finds errors.

I don't know much about memory testing, other than it is hard, really
hard -- and there is some magic in the way gcc access memory that
seems to trigger nasties.

It has been suggested that a good thesis would be to distill whatever
magic gcc has for testing memory and study that :)

1.5GB for $400. Amazing. No more whining from you guys that
BitKeeper uses too much memory :-)

1.5GB without ECC? Seems like a disater waiting to happen? Is ECC
memory much more expensive?

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