AlaskaRachel wrote:ShoreSlayer wrote:Since the tech savvy among us are weighing in on Chris' issues, I'll describe my recent difficulties in hopes of a 2nd opinion/confirmation of my diagnosis.
System crashed randomly after no recent changes. Blue screen of death that resulted in auto reboot to a grey text on black bootup screen describing a bad chechsum error. It would then lock up on the repair stage until manual reboot saw system start up fine only to repeat cycle 1 - 20 minutes later.
Research on bad checksum error pointed to incorrect shutdown, virus or bad cmos battery as likely suspects but none were true in my case. Was running 2 x 2gb sicks of DDR2 RAM. I pulled both, reseated and rebooted but problem reoccurred. Pulled just one and ran with half my RAM but again it repeated. Swapped RAM sticks and again ran on single 2gb stick and it has now run fine for about 4 or 5 days leading me to conclude that the RAM that is currently not in the system has gone bad. Was hoping local retailer would be willing to test the RAM for me to verify it as corrupt but they said I'd have to take entire tower to them and pay tech service fees which I'd rather avoid. I think I just need to buy new pair of RAM but thought I'd post here before spending any $ I shouldn't or might not have to.
At work now but gonna swap back to the RAM I think is bad after work and see if problem repeats once again.
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I beleive Rachel's expertise has pulled through once again.