Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:38 PM
Yes, again. ;_;
To get whoever may be able to help caught up, I built a computer some months ago. It had some weird motherboard problems, that appear to be solved one-by-one by adjusting motherboard screws. I ended up with random memory errors popping up every now and then. It would find up to 10,000 errors at a time, and they changed, constantly.
After a while, I thought I had it worked out. Memory problems disappeared, and everything else was working fine. It would pop up every couple weeks, but not enough to be a problem.
Now it's back, and this time, it's personal.
For the past few days, it's been crashing upward of five times a day. Just like it was before, but not on quite a large scale. Memtest finds errors, and then disappear by the third pass. It makes no sense to me. I would think I had bad RAM, but I've never heard of the places that produce problems changing constantly.
So, I'm currently assuming it to be the motherboard. I don't know for sure, though. Everything seems to point to it. From the original problems I had with the IDE channel at first, to the problem I'm having now. But I'd really like to be 100% sure before taking any action. I was gonna send the motherboard for repair, but that does me no good if it's the RAM or otherwise.
The other odd one that popped up was the possibility of it being related to the power supply. I doubt this one, but it's still possible. I'm using the power supply that came with the case. I hear that can often be a problem on its own. I don't know anything about it, aside from it being 500w.
So, I figure it'll either be the motherboard, RAM or power supply. My current situation is random BSoDs, followed by Memtest finding errors, which then disappear on the third or so pass, then reappear shortly after, but in a different place. That's where you guys come in. As odd as the problem is, I'm hoping someone may be able to help. I'm absolutely clueless. I've never seen something like this before.
If it has happened to someone, and there's a way to fix it, that'd be great. But I'm thinking a return is my only hope at this point.
Thanks for all the help.