How to check if a processor in the machine is dead

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Mon Nov 21 20:19:43 GMT 2005

On Nov 21, 2005, at 3:04 PM, Jayesh Jayan wrote:
> I am having problem with my dell 2850 server. It has freebsd 5.4  
> installed.
> Today the machine is flashing amber light on the face plate.  On  
> checking I
> found that to be PROC Machine Chk which means cpu has failed.

Dell has floppy and CD-ROM based diagnostic software available which  
will do a good job of testing their hardware.  Run that, then contact  
them for support and/or a RMA if appropriate...


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