Subject: Re: Why is my RAM Frying?
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/15/2005 14:05:08
In article <>,
	David Shaw <> writes:
> Well, the RAM is the same (PC2100 Kingston, two 256MB sticks) that was
> in the machine for a long time (~3 years) when that computer was my
> gaming machine. It worked flawlessly (as far as I know).
> Now, that machine is my server. The only change in the computer is a
> different hard drive, and a lack of a DVD drive (I took it out). I'm
> trying to figure out why the RAM died now, instead of earlier. It
> could just be a similarity, but I'm trying as hard as I can to find
> any connection between the two servers and their RAM issues.

Would that be a beefier hard drive? Hard drives vary wildly in current
draw.  It could be that your power supply is marginal, or failing, and
the larger hard drive pushed it over.  See if the motherboard voltages
vary while the hard drive is active, or just try a different PS.