Re: hardware errors
On Tue, 2014-06-10 at 23:07 +1200, Richard Hector wrote:
> On 10/06/14 23:04, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Tue, 2014-06-10 at 21:24 +1200, Richard Hector wrote:
> >> On 09/06/14 11:35, Bzzzz wrote:
> >>> On Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:22:25 +1200 Richard Hector
> >>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>>> I assume the RAM needs replacing - is it possible to figure
> >>>> out which DIMM(s)?
> >>> Install memtest86+ and boot on it, then leave at least 3
> >>> complete cycles to run.
> >> Thanks.
> >> Have created a memtest86+ CD and will try it tomorrow evening
> >> (need a scheduled time to take it down).
> >> Interestingly, there are no more errors logged for the last day
> >> and a half ...
> >> Any guesses as to how long these 3 complete cycles will take?
> >> It's a Sun Fire X2100 M2 (dual core opteron 1218, 2600MHz) with
> >> 4G of RAM. I haven't run memtest for ages ...
> > IIRC one complete standard test with my dual-core Athlon 2.1 GHz 4
> > GiB RAM takes more than 1 hour. I guess in 1 day it does around 8
> > complete tests, perhaps I run it just during the night in half of a
> > day. I might be mistaken, but you should expect that you need to
> > run it for several hours.
> Thanks. I'm not sure how long we can afford to leave the machine down;
> hopefully the error will show up promptly. BTW - it will show an error
> even if ECC corrects it, right?
No ECC here. I don't know.
I used StartPage and searched for "memtest ECC". It seems to be, that
memetst isn't good to test ECC. The current version seems to provide
very limited hardware, seemingly Intel only.