Reliable hardware

From: Orion Poplawski (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 11:08:34 EST

scott thomason wrote:

>On Tuesday 10 December 2002 03:00 pm, Alan Cox wrote:
>>Random lockups on dual athlons are a notorious problem under all
>>OS's. Start by checking it passes memtest86, that will verify the
>>RAM is ok - and the AMD is -very- picky about RAM.
>>If thats ok then let me know which board you have, what is plugged
>>into it and what PSU you are using.
>I have two AMD MP 2000+ cpus in an ASUS A7M266-D. Even after returning
>my memory for new chips the store owner memtest86'd, my combo of cpus
>and mobo was finding the occasional error. I finally ended up
>resolving it by simply underclocking the bus about 6Mhz :(
>Next time, I'm buying ECC memory.
Is there a good site for pointers towards assembling reliable Linux
machines? It seems to me the trickiest part of the whole operation is
choosing good hardware in the first place. I just started a new job and
inherited a buch of new but flakey machines, and I'd like to avoid doing
that in the future.

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