memory nightmare

Michael T. Prinkey mprinkey at
Wed Jul 2 14:50:05 EDT 2003

> First, I'd make sure the memory comes from a major supplier, Kingston,
> Crucial, Virtium, Ventura, Transend, etc...
> Next, make sure all the ram has the same chipset Samsung, Infineon,
> etc...  If you have various sticks in these systems where the chip
> manufacture is different they sometime don't behave well.  So try to
> make everything match.
> Last I check cooling.  Do these systems have proper cooling?

I would add only to verify that you have sufficient and consistent power.  I
have seen many more "memory" errors caused by malfunctioning power supplies
than by bad memory modules.

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