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So after a while of things randomly crashing, I let memtest86+ run overnight, and it found errors.

I enabled the "badram" error output, but every few seconds it shows me a differing selection of memory locations:


My understanding is that I should be able to take that output and put it into GRUB2's configuration. I see the configuration option; I know where to put it. But... there are two different badram values reported? Which do I use? Obviously I don't understand the output.

I will buy new RAM, but would still like to do this as a temporary solution.

(I am running Ubuntu 12.10 BTW.)

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closed as too localized by Sven, Michael Hampton, Ward, Magellan, Brent Pabst Nov 5 '12 at 14:45

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Nevermind. Apparently all the errors were caused by a bug in the version of memtest86+ that ships with Ubuntu 12.10 anyway.

I made a bootable USB with the live CD from Ubuntu 12.04 and am scanning again. Thus far no errors.

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