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

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
The new motherboard from Dell arrived earlier than expected. I tried it, and... Exact same problem as before. Lots of errors in memtest 86 tests # 3 and 4, then it freezes up entirely at "Pass 15% Test 7%" on test 4.

I've emailed the guy who wrote/maintains memtest86, as I'm wondering if maybe the hardware is ok and memtest86 has some bug/interaction with it. Either way, it's awfully annoying, and argues against using PowerWedge servers. :(

Other than that, I guess it's possible that the cpu is bad, but that seems unlikely given the identical symptoms Jonathan reported, etc.