Access Violations and Kernel Panics

I’ve spent the last few days working on the new computer I purchased, a Foxconn RS233 ITX-Barebone Intel 945GC with an Intel Atom 230.

I installed CentOS 5.3 x86_64 the day the packages arrived. The next day I started to receive the dreaded Kernel Panic and Access violations. At first I was baffled. I did a lot of research and nothing really came up that described my problem. I even updated the firmware for my motherboard.

After a lot of research, I found out the that problem was with the RAM I had purchased. I used Memtest86 to identify the issue. I swapped out the RAM and everything seems to be working well.