[SOLVED] Does a low CMOS battery cause Kernel panic?
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When I run memtest on stick x & y I get errors. Removing y and running memtest gives no errors. Removing x & reinstalling y then perform another memtest gives errors. From process of elimination I can tell y is the bad egg. I would almost think it was the DIMM bank but after the bad stick is put into a different DIMM the same errors occur. If I can find my older sticks I can test them both but as of now I only have 1 stick & its holding up. All the previous problems I was having are gone & I'm again able to use my system as normal.
Currently installing Debian squeeze after already installing Slackware & Windows XP.
Running a memtest now. Its been going on for quite some time. It's on test 3 now. I have 2GB of RAM DDR400 installed. Not sure but the error column to the right keeps increasing so does that mean I need new RAM?
Your RAM is running at a non-standard speed, 'DDR358'. If you are using 166/333 MHz FSB or 200/400 MHz FSB you should have 'DDR333' or 'DDR400'.
Initially I was using DDR 400 but I'm limited to a maximum of 2GB due to the lack of a memory controller. Now I will step down to DDR 333 but at the same time step up to 3GB. My M/B is an A-Open AK86-L and has certain limitations.
I recommend checking your manual to see about dual-channel configurations. You cannot use dual-channel with 3GB of RAM, you need either 2GB or 4GB, and they need to be plugged in such that the sizes match for each DIMM bank.
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
Originally Posted by Dman58
Wow the RAM? I never would imagine that just going bad all of the sudden. LOL! I mean it just sits there not bothering anyone and not being bothered. What are the chances? Don't answer that, life is full of surprises that sometimes cant be explained; or can it? Bmmm Bmmm Bmmmmm.
Thank you all for your responses, I'm anxious to get home and resolve this issue or at least try and resolve it. Might have to just unscrew everything take it apart and put it back together, that works sometimes you know!
hehe, I've actually seen where one of the (capacitors? resistors?) physically fell off of the ram stick in one of my laptops causing the stick to fail, fortunately I got a replacement on warranty, but still, ram can fail for one reason or another, it's when ram sticks repeatedly fail that you might have a problem.