Intermittent Restart - RAM problem?

November 20, 2010 at 12:05:10
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, I'm experiencing intermittent restarts at no constant schedule, and I'm wondering if this could be a memory issue. My main OS is XP, but this problem occurs on other Linux OSs that I'm running. The temperature of my machine is not an issue, and I don't believe it to be a software problem. However, when running a live Slax Linux CD and running a memory test, my RAM is passing the error tests. Still, I have problems booting live Linux distros that load into RAM (Puppy, SLiTAZ). I can't think of anything it could be other than RAM. Any help in diagnosing would be great, and I'd be happy to provide any more info.

XP Pro SP3, Athlon XP 3000+, ASUS A7n8x-E Deluxe with Phoenix BIOS, Rosewill 512MB PC3200, Radeon 9800 Pro.

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November 20, 2010 at 12:29:37
"The temperature of my machine is not an issue"

Post the temps & let us decide. Intermittent reboots are usually caused by overheating or an overburdened power supply.

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November 22, 2010 at 18:23:24
Well, at the latest restart I went into the hardware monitor in my BIOS and read a CPU temp of 46C. It's never gone over 60C, and rarely even gets near that.

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