Ran memtest the other day, found errors at locations pointing to both RAM sticks. Haven’t yet tested to see whether it’s the chip or the socket, or even both.
Enumeration of what’s gone wrong with this machine:
- Shipped with a virus-infected Win 98, straight from the factory
- Hard drive died
- Monitor controller broke
- RAM died
- PSU blew
- CDRW not doing too well, although I suspect that’s wear and tear
I’m looking at getting a new system, which ideally would be a dual core Athlon 64 with an ATI video card and at least 2gb of DDR2 RAM, as well as getting an LCD monitor. Any suggestions on stuff to look out for?