Is 10.3 i386 jinxed ?

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue May 3 16:18:49 UTC 2016

On Tue, 3 May 2016 21:37:36 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> I found what is the problem, with the help of Ultimate Boot CD. UBCD 
> says the video memory is corrupt.

Ha! As assumed, it looked too much like hardware error...

> Does that mean I have to trash the 
> entire laptop, or is there some way to replace the video memory ?


There are laptops where the GPU memory is allocated from the
installed memory modules that serve as RAM. Other models have
dedicated chips for the GPU which are independent. In such a
case, you probably cannot replace them. But if it's the first
case mentioned, exchange the RAM modules. The memtest results
usually are "false-negative" because the GPU memory is already
"cut off" from the cells available as regular RAM, so those do
not get tested.

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