memory nightmare

Jack Wathey wathey at
Wed Jul 2 15:35:42 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Michael T. Prinkey wrote:

> I would add only to verify that you have sufficient and consistent power.  I
> have seen many more "memory" errors caused by malfunctioning power supplies
> than by bad memory modules.

Good point, but not likely to be the culprit here.  Most of the nodes in
these tests use 300W pfc power supplies from PC Power & Cooling.  They're
diskless nodes with no floppy, no cdrom, and no PCI cards except for the
video cards, which are there only when I'm running memtest86.


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