Random Musings
October 13th, 2012

Computer Troubles

For a while now I’ve been having random failures of my main system. This blog entry is just to document what I’ve done to fix it. Updates will be posted below.

The system:

Gigabyte AM3+  motherboard (GA-970A-D3)
AMD FX 6100 six core black edition (FD6100WMGUSBX)
Gigabyte/ATI video card ( GTX560)
G.Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1600 (GS-F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL)

The symptoms:

I would randomly get programs failing. Flash would fail (nothing new there, but I digress). Trying to rebuild openjdk6

I’ve completed a full memtest86+ (v4.20), so the RAM looks fine.


I’ve tweaked some of the BIOS settings to the recommended. (I don’t know why “Auto” doesn’t set it to the recommended). Stability hasn’t seem affected, but hasn’t fixed the problem. It must be noted that it doesn’t fail in the same place, and not with the same error. I randomly get SIGILL, SIGBUS, SIGSEGV, and a java “shouldn’t reach here” error.

I’ve included the logs from the last build: