faulty memory (was Re: Gcc 3.2.2 vs gcc 3.2.3)

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-chat-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Mon Sep 22 11:50:25 PDT 2003

Stijn Hoop <stijn at win.tue.nl> writes:

> I just had this problem, P4 on Gigabyte mainboard, DDR400 memory, 2 DIMMs
> of 512 MB each. With a single DIMM (both DIMMs tested) memtest didn't
> find anything and the machine was rock stable, but in any combo of the
> 2 DIMMs, dual channel or not, the machine would lock up / throw
> gcc ICE everytime.
> When I ran memtest on the machine with both DIMMs in, it would consistently
> show errors in one 512 half though, and so I returned the one 'faulty' DIMM
> and all was well.
> Talk about strange...

Not that strange.  The second socket was having problems.  
Maybe just couldn't handle the capacitance load it was 
getting (which could be different with other modules; 
other sized modules, anyway).

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