Battered RAM!

My trusted Thinkpad X220, started behaving erratically with random segfaults. Initially the segfaults very sparse, happening occasionally. But it wasn’t long before it was completely unusable.

IMG_20141026_184825I initially suspected an update of the OS might have something to do with it. But I soon realised that it was a memory issue. The image on the left shows my laptop running the Memtest86+, with a *lot* of reds.

Work has been really busy and I haven’t had the time to get a replacement RAM module. I have been without my laptop for a month now, Intend to fix my laptop this week, and while I’m on it, planning to upgrade to SSD as well. After some research, I have decided to buy a Samsung 840 EVO SSD (500GB) and a Corsair 8G RAM module.

Upgrading to an SSD means that I need to reinstall. And that means that I will be without a functional laptop for a couple of weeks more.