I got often frozen in the past two week while I'm on the road (using MS S&T most of the time). Ran Memtest 86+ yesterday and got error on a specific address several time (after several passes).
I cool down the machine and reran the test again. It fails in different test number but same address.
I cool down the machine (again) and reran the memtest for 3rd time last night and no more error after 9 hrs run.
What does this mean? Bad memory? I'm using Corsair Value Select 512MBx2 DDR400. (stock was ProMos DDR333).
I've got a pair of Crucial DDR400 1GB SODIMMs in my dv8000z. They've worked perfectly for, oh, 5 months now. You definitely want DDR400 but you do have to be careful about what brand you buy. AMD's high-performance integrated memory controller isn't as forgiving as Intel's old-fashioned external controllers are. I'll buy Corsair's XMS series desktop memory but I don't trust their Value line at all.