[CentOS] ECC memory errors

Mon Apr 29 15:11:45 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Vipul Agarwal wrote:
> One of my old HP DL585 had a similar issue but it turned out that the DIMM
> slots were at fault. The server chassis had few led blinking red for those
> DIMM slots and indicating that they are faulty. I removed the memory from
> those slot and re-inserted them to the spare DIMM slots and everything is
> working fine since then.
Hi, there Vipul, old buddy, old pal.... I've *got* an HP DL580 G5 that was
spitting ECC errors, too. It was fully populated, both the m/b and the
four risers. I took my best guess last week and pulled one mirrored pair
of memory (OP: make sure that memory isn't mirrored - then you have to
pull at *least* two), replaced them with two from a riser... and then had
to take out *two* of the four risers.

Now, on an HP support list, someone left a message over the weekend that I
should do a BIOS update... except all I can find is a DOS .exe to do it,
*and* there's a comment about needing to install previous BIOS updates....
You don't happen to know if I do need to install the previous update?

      mark, looking into a freedos USB key solution....