How Can I Tell if My Ram Memory is About to Fail?
This type of slow, but noticeable deterioration in performance is indicative of a RAM issue and being able to spot the symptoms early, could give you the time you need to arrange replacement hardware without disrupting your computer use too much.
So, let’s take a look at some of the other symptoms to watch out for:
If your computer restarts without warning, right when you were in the middle of working, this is an indicator of a fault with your RAM. You’ll likely not forget this is happening to you, as every time it does, you will lose everything you haven’t actively saved.
When using any programs on your computer, you could experience unexplained freezing for minutes at a time, which could be attributed to poorly performing RAM. This could result in programs crashing, timing out or leaving areas of blank space where text should be - another indicator that your RAM is struggling.
When your RAM begins to malfunction, programs that you use on a regular basis, might become corrupted for absolutely no reason. If this happens even just a few times, there is a strong possibility that your memory is the culprit.
The Dreaded Blue Screen
Blue screen errors can be extremely frustrating, especially when you lose unsaved work as a result, but this can also be symptomatic of badly performing memory. This is important to remember, as you often don’t get the time to read the error messages displayed before they disappear.
If this is happening to your laptop or desktop PC, the tendency is to keep muddling along for as long as possible before taking action to resolve the problem. The fact is, this type of problem will only get worse until you are unable to even to boot your machine. So, if this is the case, acknowledging the issue and replacing the offending hardware could save you an awful lot of stress and aggravation.