1. Game files installed on both my SSD (C:) and HDD (D:) suddenly becoming corrupted, requiring near daily repair to continue playing. Seemingly more frequent on games that require more memory space.
2. Games occasionally crashing due to a number of errors, most frequently noted as "Memory at address ____ could not be read."
3. Web pages, add-ons, and more rarely the browsers themselves, crashing and needing to be refreshed.
4. Rare BSOD's with a wide number of reported causes, but most frequently MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and BAD_POOL_HEADER.
Sounds like bad RAM, doesn't it? I thought so too, but became more unsure after numerous scans with Windows Memory Diagnostic turned up clean; as did scans of my C: and D: drives, and every other scan I could think to run. A clean reformat and re-install of both drives didn't fix the errors, leaving me certain it must be hardware-related. Now, just recently, I had the thought and opportunity to run Memtest86+ and it quickly racked up well over 100,000 error reports.
I'm actually quite encouraged by this, finally having an actionable result, but have to first ask: is there any way I can be sure from this that the problem lies with my RAM, and not something else like CPU cache? I want to be sure certain as possible that I've isolated the problem before spending cash. Any insight and advice would be appreciated.
Edited by Arance, 19 December 2012 - 12:38 AM.