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.


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