Re: Sponsoring of Dual-Opteron
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Holger Baust wrote:
> Hi ...
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 01:36:00PM +0200, Martin Jungowski wrote:
> > Hold on, you're having these ECC issues too? Uh oh, that's bad news. I
> > just checked, your mainboard has an AMD chipset whereas mine has an
> > nVidia chipset.
> > Also I just remembered that the Opteron has an onChip memory controller
> > which means that I just realized something awful: There is a slim chance
> > that this is not a chipset, mainboard or BIOS problem - it may be a
> > memory controller problem and that would certainly blow...
> > Well keep us up to date on that instability issue ;)
> I have some Infos for you...
> Our Sponsoring Dual-Opteron has a Tyan Thunder K8S with an AMD 8110.
> I had only Problems with this Board (and older BIOS 1.07) if
> MemScrubbing and Chipkill are enabled. If both is disabled and ECC
> enabled I got no Problems. At least not with the newer BIOS 2.01I.
> The changelog of this BIOS release does not tell very much, but there
> are some configuration settings more available in this new version which
> are not in the older version. Perhaps Mattias should update his BIOS
Yes, this is what Tyan has suggested and I will return after I have
upgraded the bios. I have been quite busy and also on vacation for almost
a week now, so I wouldn't have mentioned it if it hadn't been for the ECC
hang reference earlier.