Some time ago my home machine started to be very unstable. I was getting random rootfs corruptions ('awk: file not found' on start for example), sometimes reboot during work…

I treid to test all components:

  • S.M.A.R.T. tests to get info about HDD health — passed
  • backblocks test on /dev/hda1passed
  • memtest tests to get info how memory behave — passed
  • cpuburn tests gave 63.5°C on CPU — passed
  • cpuburn memory tests — FAILED

After switching memory sticks in slots all memory tests were passed again. But system still kept failing ;(

I’m lost of ideas how to fix it and more and more think about upgrading it to amd64 platform.

Home machine problems