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

Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Partial Samples from the Tests

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.

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Crashing Computer, Troubleshooting RAM: Testing Coverage Matrix

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