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I would need to call my landlord if I were to do what you are asking Guardian. I think I will try and put the AC in a different room. I am thinking that may help out a bit. I just sent my GF out to buy some more RAM till me RMA gets back.

EDIT:@Drilb yes they are crucial single sided crap.
I would try a different set (brand) and see if it happens again. You may also want to ask if Crucial will replace them with double sided. I had 2 sets go on me (one of each type) when I RMA's the double sided, I asked them to be replaced with double sided and they did. I have had no problems and they have been running 24/7 in my server for 6 months or more.

(I had them running before that, but either a bad mobo or the single sided fried them at some point. I am not sure which as I had to RMA a mobo and both sets at the same time.)
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Yeah, old building dont do so when with large power draw. My house is older (1950s) and I can make the lights dim with my laser printer.
LOL I had a dozen 20Amp fuses on hand at any given time. That's how bad it got. The building was built in 1935 or so with the old fiber covering over the wires.
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My house is old that for sure but it has been updated and renovated. I think I will check ebay for a UPS and also see about plugging the AC in another room.
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About 3 weeks ago my brother was playing a game on his computer. Oblivion I beleive it was. Then all at once the power went out and came back on just ask quick as it went out. He went to boot up his computer only to be welcomed by a long single beep. Come to find out, 2x1GB stick out of the 4 total sticks (4GB total) died on him from the power outage.

Whenever you lose power in your house and your computer is on, you risk losing anything and everything when the power goes out suddenly.

If you can afford it, buy a UPS for your computer so that way when the power goes out, your computer stays on.
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It could be very well that it's just bad RAM....Crucial is known for that. However if you're concerned over the quality of the power/voltage being supplied to your PSU then get a UPS/power conditioner. I have this setup on mine and I have electrical events all the time (before I had it I never even noticed.)
Spending $150 on a decent UPS is a worthy investment on an expensive PC....

Here's the UPS that I run with my PC. You can dial in the % variance in voltage that you will allow before it switches to battery power....which is great. It also monitors how many electrical events (voltage variances) that have occurred since you last reset the counter, and it monitors the power consumption (also very nice.)
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Look at these errors lmao


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