Totally OT, but frustrated.....
Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner
spc at conman.org
Fri Mar 25 19:31:47 CST 2005
It was thus said that the Great Jim Leonard once stated:
> Philip Pemberton wrote:
> > The only surefire RAM check is MemTest86 left for a few hours
> > in "burn in" mode.
> You can't trust this 100%. We had a problem with a SuperMicro board; database
> kept getting scrambled occaisionally. Ran memtest86 on burn-in mode for 24
> hours -- never found a problem -- boot back into the OS and bam, scrambled data
> again. When we replaced one of the memory sticks as a last ditch effort, it
> fixed the problem.
I've found that compiling the Linux kernel to be an excellent test of a
-spc (And if GCC failed compiling the kernel, it was almost always a
sign of bad memory ... )
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