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Date:      Sun, 15 Jan 2012 03:11:48 +0100
From:      _ <pancakeking79@gmail.com>
To:        Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Probable Hardware Failure
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Memory is a rather broad term. If by memory you mean RAM, you could replace
your current RAM with another chip, supposing you have one around.

An interesting read on "Double Fault" is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_fault

According to it, that would rather point to a software than a hardware
related problem.


On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 1:12 AM, Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org> wrote:

> I have a pretty old desktop that has been around quite awhile.  It has
> started periodic crashes.  No log messages.  However, the core status files
> all show "double fault".  I am confident this is a hardware issue, but is
> there any easy way to determine if its power or memory related?  Those are
> the primary candidates although memory is also possible.  We really need to
> replace the entire unit, but that might be a bit more salable if I can
> present convincing evidence of the cause of the problem.
>
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