DELLirious

From: "Daniel L. Appleget" 
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Ever had a Dell server (pe T110) complain that a DDR3 ECC dimm was bad, 
when it was good?

-- 
Daniel Appleget
Chattanooga Computer Service
http://www.chattanoogacomputerservice.com/
423-760-0879

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito


=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Yes, I have had Dell servers complain about memory in configurations they didn't like. Also HP, CPQ, DEC, IBM servers encountered that do the same thing. May I inquire as to how you are deciding the DIMM in question is "good"? Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJREZYAAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdVMwH/i+o14gxhBsutPP4cO27Fp0z FQ4wD/pD2lu0+hcQLJegCAzdQRajIIecqn3hNB4+Ebt1lv0RizBt4ikc4FaATklK Ip/jPimukHIqNWAn1dR/1ngLeK6rvs/EI7488lQUE2ncDqQgZG5IscnoRdY8UFDL tmvtmAweqorp8PJN/ynQHL0+8l019iYNkfFPdiLngEQhGQQsxai3UDILislImeW7 aqZhGa0tVdlVzwBfTeeBoRV6jDAlrIZTwvEZZu8gwtFQwlib4nbcuckiCesQKw+l IMvH1w0gQRx6iCKWLMqDPXkEg1ZIScemwCbGotNXfV+ezCcUvXWPabE2hNo9mFs= =v9A/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ This happens all the time where one DIMM works in one slot, but not another. So rearrange the DIMMs and it works fine. Kinda annoying, but YMMV. -AW

=============================================================== From: "Daniel L. Appleget" ------------------------------------------------------ dtb, Yes, luckily the server was not in use, so I pulled all ram. 2 x 2gb. I took it home and put it in a non ecc mobo and ran Memtest86+ on both with no errors. I welcome your thoughts on my methodology. -- Daniel Appleget Chattanooga Computer Service http://www.chattanoogacomputerservice.com/ 423-760-0879 Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I would like to point out only that if you test in a non-ECC MLB, you can't test the ECC logic, and I believe ECC tests are part of Dell's POST processes. I'd test in another server/ECC supporting MLB if at all possible. Did you swap the DIMM slots in the Dell to see if the server side failures followed the DIMM across slots? I apologize, I don't recall you mentioning whether you had or not. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJREoRHAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdW3AH/12EPzr7W5Ssat3doov3YJvz btMNRc04W6uXFoVc/VOgvI6zBaCsb5gSjHoZMDJ7f2NUG11f9MILR5LNebCPcf6p Cs2EfvCAqSrQ7uHQnfmDy+njBp2Pcm1951QqWs7UPCl5DEOdwkK0jaWssIpNwqH4 i2G/F0U4chWoscT8U6h9Y6YGV1KuiViALANMML6y/kzB7TAsd78K7oZFccYgPMSb A1NjtZBGFIr3ARCrgnzwg+1KBs2qJBNzVlIeK2v0o7dYJbMjk0+aEW3c0UEc77R9 e3CmK2uvkyPbzyK5Jv8bhRsktQqfcLX5Fx9owu6/iCGPgaY508BXTFVUM9awViM= =OgnG -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: "Daniel L. Appleget" ------------------------------------------------------ I did play the swappy-swappy game but I will do it again to make sure.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Error(s) follow slot or DIMM? I have had slots go bad... not a common occurrence to be certain, but it did happen. Make sure a dust bunny didn't leave any droppings in the channel as well. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJREo5YAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdmaMH+wXnp2MNIDlP51LFBA+btNPy k27XV/1vY/mxMwVIieXZ7ZWOyLAkNk5LBAUDGTmgDFBRN14uZeh83KUeUhY4Y+OL e7eP/ctCx+xO/P6v+mL7Ke5FRXikfH/v4XRkx491OlzT9aUhEzQkt6yM8b8k4FT0 ABosYB/Do9SmSjqawHUJCoVkw+KGD67AD1sk3RIUTibyNIYgaK3nqkI21hjxWeCF LZxeLdAQBmO6gULDxY/1Lmd3WHtK7YpiGqXb/BpNQpQ4IwJ8qnlA1pHaWiek5d1n PS5MvNthZP11Kcyyj9BfCcPuAznipQZE3G4Dk27TtxuE9V+yZWPrpOymLb0UbgU= =7/DX -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----