[CentOS] DIMM problem

Thu Apr 25 20:58:32 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 4/25/2013 1:49 PM, Nathan Duehr wrote:
> I had a G7 that kept setting the RAM lights as if it had a RAM problem, so the server support vendor visited more than once.  The real problem was a failing CPU.  I mention it, because I've seen RAM problems that really weren't and were misdiagnosed by the relatively crude monitoring built into those motherboards, more than once.

thats not altogether surprising, the newer Intel CPUs (and all the AMD 
Opterons) integrate the RAM controller into the CPU chip, and it is 
basically impossible to tell which is at fault.

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