Crashing Computer: Recovering from Disaster Recovery Plans

A couple weeks ago, I rebuilt my old computer with a new motherboard purchased for disaster recovery in case my original mobo died, but had some problems with crashing. The problems seemed to be related to RAM. Some configurations crashed pretty quickly, and often, and other ones were pretty stable, but nothing was as stable as the system I was hoping to retire. Continue reading Crashing Computer: Recovering from Disaster Recovery Plans

Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Sampling Done

I bought a computer motherboard and it’s been crashing. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong, by recording how long the computer is up before it crashes. The sampling has been completed, and it’s pretty obvious that one of the RAM sticks is not working with this motherboard.

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Crashing Computer, Alternative Troubleshooting Possibilities

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