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Re: Problems booting AMD64 Dual Core



On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 08:29 +0900, David wrote:
> Thierry Chatelet wrote:
> > On Wednesday 28 November 2007 22:24, I.E.Broadbent wrote:
> >> Anyone have any comments or suggestions please.
> >>
> >> Anyone heard of any problems with the CPU's or Boards mentioned above?
> >>
> >> Thanks, Ian
> > 
> > Hi, I got a similar problem, which was soulve by increasing the voltage on the 
> > memories sticks. No idea if it can help, sorry, but it's worth a try.
> > Thierry
> > 
> > 
> I'm currently building a similar box, so this is topical.
> 
> If you are running identical boxes, with identical installs, and you 
> only have trouble on one, it's a fault in one lot of hardware or in a 
> config difference.
> 
> You are running what I would consider the bare minimum of ram for a 64 
> box, but if you have one box running ok on that, that's not the problem 
> either.
> 
> I'm not familiar with the board - I'm building with an Asus one with a 
> 6000 AMD CPU, but Gigabyte make good boards and that shouldn't be the 
> problem either.(Did anybody have access to the build area and pick 
> things up "just for a look?" - even doing this to a ram chip could be 
> enough).

No, ...just me.... and I've swapped over modules from another (running
properly) machine to check and it's the same... it's a real swine this
one....
I'm intrigued that you consider 4 gig to be the minimum setup for such a
setup... having read this I then took two modules from the 'running' box
to see how it would fair... and although it was noticeable it wasn't
demonstrating the 'stuttering' of the other.... so I am fairly confident
that it's not the fact that 4 gig isn't enough... one of the issues
seems to be unrelated to the volume of RAM (certainly between 2 and 4
gig-worth)... It's the fact that the damned thing won't boot at all with
4 slots populated (with any size of RAM).

I'm going to try tweaking the voltage as suggested by Thierry and see
what happens (knowing my luck of late I'll probably fry the blasted
things.)


Ian  


> Regards,
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