On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, David Scheidt wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Warner Losh wrote:
> :In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> David 
>Scheidt writes:
> :: convince people that their memory is bad.  The only reliable way to test
> :: memory is with a hardware testor, or swapping known good memory in.
> :
> :Yes.  while (1) do ; make world; done is a close second to a hardware
> :tester.
> Ah, that tells you have a problem.  It unfortunatly, doesn't distinguish
> a bad memory module from a bad memory bus.  One of my abits blew up a bit
> ago with SIGSEGVs, I swapped memory in and around till I got to the point
> that I realized that as long as I didn't populate the last DIMM slot, it
> worked fine.  It's not long for this earth, that machine.

Many motherboards are unstable when you populate all DIMM slots.  You
generally have limitations to what types of DIMMs you can use (i.e.
single-sided only, registered only, etc.) when you do populate all of
them.  The manual _should_ specify these limitations.

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