On 21-Oct-2007, "Computer & Sound System Tech" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> i bought ram last month i believe, and for some reason i'm getting the
> screen of death sometimes not always. and today was even worse the
> would always give me the blue screen of death, and i waited few hours and
> turned it on and now it's fine. but i'm tired of the blue screen
> especially the ram is fine, i will try the ram tester,
If you have a floppy drive then run a DOS based memory tester,
Doc Memory Ram Diagnostic V2.2 comes to mind, from
I've never trusted MS$ diagnostics to diagnose anything.
IDocMemory does a range of different walk tests to pick up obscure
faults like crosstalk between address lines, and can be
set to run a large number of cycles as a soak test.
I had boot blue screens until I killed most processes
prior to shutdown with Process Killer.
If shutdown leaves a corrupted file you may get
continuous BSOD's until you run Check Disk in Fix
Once it finds and repairs crosslinked files, sorts
out orphened fragments, and the file tables, it'll
come good for a sort while.
Could be you have a hardware device like a USB
wireless stick, the drivers for which misbehave
and screw things up.