Subject: Re: Why is my RAM Frying?
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: David Shaw <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/15/2005 22:59:16
No, I mean that it worked in the "gaming machine" previously. I
haven't tested the RAM in other computers recently (since about a
month ago), but if a live boot of memtest fails, I'm assuming that the
RAM is in fact corrupt.

- David Shaw

Note: The faults are happening in NetBSD, not Windows... although I'm
sure you realize that, it's just for clarification.

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 01:12:39 +0100, Matthias Buelow <> wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> > running under the PSU... could have been a cheap product, but I'm
> > weary of pinpointing the problem too soon.
> have you tried reseating the dimms?
> cleaning the contacts with a soft cloth might help also.
> if the RAM worked fine in the "gaming machine" configuration, I very
> much doubt it's faulty.  my tests with doom3 and mismatched memory dimms
> resulted in record speed very reliable "fault detection" (i.e., crashes
> and freezes after no more than a couple minutes) while windoze itself
> seemed to run fine for hours without any apparent problems.
> mkb.

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   [ David Shaw ]