On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 07:40:47AM -0800, Chris Maness wrote: > Roland Smith wrote: >> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 06:42:39AM -0800, Chris Maness wrote: >> >>> I am having a new problem. I have been running FreeBSD for years with >>> no crashing. All of a sudden my server starts crashing with no panic >>> messages. I am suspecting hardware because there are no messages, but >>> the CPU temp is fine. >>> >>> Weird --maybe bad RAM? >>> >> >> Could be. But you can test RAM with e.g. memtest86. >> >> Or it could be a bad component (e.g. a capacitator) somewhere on the >> motherboard or in the powersupply. Or a spike or drop in the external power. >> >> Roland >> > I have swapped the HD back to the old box. I am up and running again. > If it doesn't crash today, I can be certain the ol' grey mare needs to > be taken out back and shot. Dual PIII on a Abit server board c. 2000. > > I hear that the Abit boards have issues with components. > > Anyone recommend a cheap (not necessarily the latest technology) mobo > for my server? I am running a low load SoHo server here at the house.
If you live in the US and would like a server-class Supermicro PDSMi+ board (just the board, although I could throw in some memory if you'd like), I have a spare which I could give to you for free. I just upgraded my home FreeBSD box to an X7SBA, so the older PDSMi+ sits in its box (I purchased it retail, so it comes with manual, cables, etc.). These boards retail for about US$240, and work very well with FreeBSD. Link to board: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon3000/3000/PDSMi+.cfm Let me know. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"