I’m going to take a short break while I keep recording the crashes that I’m experiencing.
Generally, it’s not a good idea to keep using a crashing computer. It’s better to have it fixed, because faulty memory = faulty data. The computer might write faulty data to disk. Unfortunately, I don’t have another computer that I like as much as my olde battleaxe. Continue reading Crashing Computer, Alternative Troubleshooting Possibilities
I bought a computer motherboard and it’s been crashing. Right now, I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong, by recording how long the computer is up before it crashes. I’m guessing that it’s bad RAM or a bad RAM slot. It’s been a few days of crashes, and I finally have some results. I said I’d post at 8 RAM configurations, but I went a bit over. When the system is stable, it just takes a lot longer to record crashes. So, thankfully, there have been stable configurations.
Continue reading Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Partial Samples from the Tests
I bought a motherboard online, as a spare, and didn’t install it for months. What I found was that I had a crashing computer. The return period had passed, so I decided to try and stabilize the system. I’m suspecting RAM. This is a series of blog posts about the process, which has taken days. Continue reading Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Testing Coverage Matrix
I bought a computer motherboard online, and found myself with a crashing computer. Unfortunately, because I took months to install the board, I missed the deadline to return the device. This series is about how I have been trying to resolve the problems, and stabilize my computer.
So far, I’ve cleaned out the dust, and changed the thermal grease compound on the CPU. Despite these changes, the system is still crashing.
Continue reading Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Swapping RAM Slots.
I bought a computer motherboard and didn’t install it for several month, well beyond my replacement period. Unfortunately, it was flaky, and I was stuck with a crashing computer. This series is about how I try to stablize my crashing computer. Continue reading Crashing Computer. Underclocking to Improve Stability. Adding New Thermal Grease.