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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Question about flakey RAM
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:27:24
Message-Id: ma96ue$v37$
1 Yesterday I installed 4GB more of RAM in this machine for a total of 8GB, and
2 the machine soon began random segfaulting and even a kernel crash or two, so
3 obviously I suspected the new RAM was faulty.
5 I let memtest86+ run overnight and it found zero memory errors. Today I
6 exchanged the new RAM anyway and got a different brand this time, and
7 that fixed the problem.
9 My question is why didn't memtest86+ find any errors? Could it be that the
10 first RAM I bought was actually okay but this machine didn't like it for some
11 reason? Both were DDR3/1333MHz, just from different manufacturers.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Question about flakey RAM Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Question about flakey RAM Daniel Frey <djqfrey@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Question about flakey RAM Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-user] Question about flakey RAM Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>