Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: cheap Dell servers for next 4 days

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
I tried swapping out the Dell "Model: NPS-250FB B Rev: 00" 250 W power supply for an Achieve "Model: AX500.N Item: PW606" 500 W supply. No difference, same memory errors.

Unfortunately, I sort of suspect the Achive supply is a lower quality unit than the Dell (it feels slightly lighter, despite being rated for twice the wattage!), but I don't have a known-good high quality power supply free for testing.

But at any rate, this strongly suggests that the memtest86 errors on my new Dell box are due to either the memory or the motherboard, not the power supply unit.