[CentOS] Memtest86+ running time

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Nov 16 14:11:16 EST 2010


Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> From: m.roth at 5-cent.us

>> <snip>
>>
>> May I recommend looking at the docs that tell you what order the DIMMs
>> need to be put into the board in? If you've got four slots, for example,
>> I'll bet that it's 1 and 2, then 3 and 4, or maybe 1 and 3, then 2 and
>> 4. I'd feel safe putting identical DIMMs in each pair, so that the first
>> two are the bigger ones, and the second pair are smaller. A number of our
>> servers *require* pairs, so if I start getting a lot of ECC errors, they
>> send me a pair to replace them.
>
> Thanks for that Mark.
>
> The board acually only has 3 DIMM slots. Each slot will take
> 1GB maximum of RAM.
>
> I do understand what you are saying about matching DIMM's
> in pairs on a 4 slot board.

I think I'd check the docs anyway - the order that you put DIMMs in may
matter, and it may be happy with 1G,1G,512M, and not 512M, 1G, 1G, or
whatever.
>
> Main reasons for choosing this board was:
>
> a) price
> b) 5 PCI slots - so plenty of room for adding other stuff.
>
Well, if it's yours, of course, price. Slots... *sigh*, gonna have to look
at PCI-Express soon....

  mark



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