I remember this type of problem with my 300baud modem on my commodore64. I would have expected that with modern hardware, these types of blips should never even make it to a level where we would be aware of it. Other than the machine informing us of a faulty chip or something.
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But, my five year old AMD machine started doing the same thing last month, seemingly randomly, then got progressively worse until finally the ReiserFS partition was corrupted and the machine wouldn't boot.
Found bad ram chips, replaced them all. Problem is still there. Scrapped the motherboard, cpu, and ram.
I know it's off topic from the site, but I was amazed that the problem didn't cause a bigger problem sooner. grumble grumble grumble.