Re: Reliable hardware

From: John Bradford (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 11:33:47 EST

> >>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.

Why? ECC memory guards against a single bit error in the RAM, nothing
else, (except that it also reports double bit errors).

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