5.3-release fine with 512MB RAM, reboots at times with 1.5GB (but no panic)

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Mar 15 19:15:42 PST 2005


On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:10:27PM -0800, Jean Lagarde wrote:
> I have been troubleshooting reboots over the last weekend, I think I 
> might have enough clues now to get some useful hints from an expert.
> 
> FreeBSD 5.3-release (see dmesg below for details)
> 
> The problem seems to be with trying to run with 1.5GB vice 512MB of RAM. 
> The system has not had problems so far when I only leave the 512MB stick 
> in. When I add the 1GB stick the system will reboot at specific times, 
> for example, while trying to launch KDE3 or trying to make OpenOffice 
> (always reboots at "Extracting for openoffice-1.1.2-1"). I do not see 
> any panic in the messages log, the system just silently reboots.

Spontaneous reboots means that it's almost certain that your RAM is
bad or you have some other hardware failure.

Kris


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