Bad RAM, failing hard drives, over-heating processors, poorly written drivers, application incompatibilities, and operating system bugs can all lead to an unstable computer. In your experience, which of these is the most likely culprit?Note: I'm purposely omitting "user error" from the list. I want this poll to focus on events that are largely beyond the end user's control.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.