CynicalPride Posted June 16, 2009 Share Posted June 16, 2009 Hello, I recently purchased parts to build 2 systems from Newegg, one for myself, and one for my wife. The builds went great, and everything seemed to work perfectly. The build went great, there were absolutely no problems with either system, I proceeded to load openSUSE 11.1 X86_64 on to my system, and Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit on my wife's system. Both computers operated perfectly for about 3 weeks. I started noticing crashes on my linux system, firefox would terminate, flash wouldn't play, apps would crash with CRC errors. My first thought was that it was a problem with linux, I reinstalled, and began noticing the problems right away during the install, MD5 sums were incorrect on the same disk I had previously installed from, packages were corrupted and would not install, etc etc. My next step was a hardware failure, I tested memory first, being the easiest to test. I fired up Memtest x86, and found right away that I had massive errors. Over 300 errors were detected in the first 2 minutes alone. At this point, since I had identical memory in the other system, I decided to do a test to rule out the other hardware, I placed the suspect memory in my wifes system, and carried out memtest, the same errors were produced on an entirely different system. I placed the good memory from her system into my system, and the test showed no errors. So I thought I had found my problem, simple easy, no mess, I replaced the memory. Everything was running fine again, until about 3 weeks again. The errors started producing in my wife's system this time, her memory modules failed the EXACT same way mine had. This time, I thought maybe the BIOS settings were wrong, causing errors of some kind, So I lurked on these forums, and found the recommended settings for these memory modules, and my main board, no luck. I next suspected a heat problem, even though both systems are running incredibly cool. I tried to use a dedicated fan for the memory modules, this didn't change anything. I am now in a situation, where I have 2 sets of bad memory, both sets pop numerous errors in memtest, both mine and my wifes memory have gone bad over a short period of time. The only difference in our systems, is the operating system we run, She runs Vista Ultimate 64bit, I run SUSE11.1 X86_64. I am simply at the end of my knowledge in how to fix this issue. Never in my 17 year experience of self building my computers, have I experienced a problem of this sort, where the memory starts off good, and goes bad over a short period of time. Please help, My system is more stable due to the fact that it's linux, So my apps crash, however my OS will stay stable. However, my wifes windows system is BSOD every 10 minutes. The one thing I would like to mention, is once the errors in the memory happen, If I power down the system, and wait approx. 5 minutes, The system will run error free for a period of 4-18 hours. However, at that time, the system will once again produce the errors. Thanks in advance for your help Sincerely Mark Brown Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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