[mythtv-users] Hard Backend Lockups
David Brieck Jr.
dbrieck at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 02:13:11 UTC 2008
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> Ronald Frazier wrote:
> > I had that happening on my new system last year. Turns out I had a bad
> > memory slot that was only intermittently generating errors. I ran it
> > through a few rounds of memtest86 and got no errors. After a few
> > months, a rebuild, and swapping out some hardware I still had the
> > problem. Frustrated, I swapped out the motherboard and the problems
> > went away. I ran the previous motherboard through a more extensive run
> > of memtest86. I think it wasn't until the 10th or 15th pass that it
> > picked up the memory errors. From there I was able to narrow it down
> > and determine it was one of the memory slots that was bad, and only
> > failed memtest86 on about 5% of the passes.
> Second that. Run memtest over a weekend when you're not home. I've had
> mystery crashes that only show up after running memtest for a long, long
I was thinking it's probably something memory related too, but I don't
get why there are a bunch of other people with the same problem, they
can't all have bad memory.
In any case, I don't have the time to bring my backend down for an
extended period of time to run memtest. What I did do however, was
move the memory around so it's not running Dual Channel any more. I'm
wondering if maybe that is magnifying the effects of a minor problem
that otherwise might never surface.
Does that make sense?
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