Since about 1 month, my Windows XP started behaving strangely, errors, shutdowns, reboot, i thought it was from SP2 (which i installed a week before, and in another thread on this forum, i complained about it).
till yesterday when it won’t boot even, after the startup xp logo, it just reboot, even in safe mode.
i spent hours till i was able to put a clean winxp on another partition, and guess what, it also started the same problems.
i went and tried memtest/goldmemory/memdiag software, and they all say i have bad memory…
goldmem reports that i have 2 bits corrupted (every new seconds i get an error in some location, it writes 0000000 and reads 040000, etc).
i didn’t change any hardware options (only replaced the cd/dvd writer).
i have A7V133 Motherboard with 384MB (256+128) of SD-RAM, running at 133 MHz bus (the same as from 3 years ago).
what is the solution?
i know i had to try the memory module each one alone to know which one is bad, and also try them on another computer, but this will be tomorrow, today no time…
- could it be dust on the pins or something?
- age of memory (more than 3 years old)?
- heat? case temp these days is 28-35*C, in summer it used to reach 40-45 sometimes. (cpu now is 45, summer arrives to 60)