Computer Hardware Troubleshooting

Notes on a friend’s experience with faulty RAM (2024-02-21)

Symptoms they experienced happened randomly. Sometimes, the computer works as if nothing was wrong. Rebooting usually “fixes” it for a while, but over time, the corruption symptoms start appearing.

Specific symptoms:

Some other interesting observations:

You may need to use a tool like MemTest86, which boots up via. USB drive. Diagnosing RAM faults may be difficult within an OS like Windows due to physical memory being managed by the OS.