Bad RAM and system corruption

This post reminded me that I also ran into a system with strange corruption recently, but it had nothing to do with overclocking.  In my case, it was bad RAM.


It took me a while to clue in.  My system would randomly crash, documents I was working with would get corrupted in RAM (I'd scroll the document and I could see bad portions of it, changing as I'd scroll it into and out of view).


I used the Microsoft Memory Diagnostic to verify that it was bad RAM.  After swapping the RAM, no more problems.


Maybe overclocking can cause memory errors?