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Bad RAM after 4 years?

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+DevTech    1,178

Modern computers are complex, not magical.

 

Far too many posts in this thread are VooDoo...

 

You tested RAM, it is good. The problem lies elsewhere.

 

Did the problem start after 1803? then add it to the suspect list.

 

If the issue is age of computer and hardware deterioration, then suspects are really slightly corroded loose connections (so pull out RAM and reseat them) and dust bunnies in the super-tiny notebook heatsink fins and dried out thermal compound on the CPU heatpipe and your NVIDIA GPU heatpipe.

 

If you enjoy more rare unlikely Red Herrings like some of the LOL ideas in this thread, dead spiders have been known to make electrical connections on a PCB...

 

On the software side, 1803 introduced device driver isolation by running drivers in Hyper-V as a security improvement so really try to make sure every driver on the computer is very recent. (NOTE: you don't need the Pro version of Windows for this feature to kick-in, just a CPU that can handle a Hypervisor with SLAT etc)

 

Microsoft appears to be in a major war against Ransomeware and so more breaking changes than usual seem to be happening with the latest updates. You can't really call the updates buggy, more like brutally aggressive.

 

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Mindovermaster    1,342
37 minutes ago, DevTech said:

If you enjoy more rare unlikely Red Herrings like some of the LOL ideas in this thread, dead spiders have been known to make electrical connections on a PCB... 

Grace Murray Hopper

At 3:45 p.m., Grace Murray Hopper records 'the first computer bug' in the Harvard Mark II computer's log book. The problem was traced to a moth stuck between relay contacts in the computer, which Hopper duly taped into the Mark II's log book with the explanation: “First actual case of bug being found.”

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