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Date:      Sun, 15 Jan 2012 02:16:57 -0600
From:      "Zane C. B-H." <v.velox@vvelox.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Probable Hardware Failure
Message-ID:  <20120115021657.0311a036@vvelox.net>
In-Reply-To: <C5188F60-2B7B-4AA7-8270-A2153925AD2B@lafn.org>
References:  <C5188F60-2B7B-4AA7-8270-A2153925AD2B@lafn.org>

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On Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:12:24 -0800
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.

In regards to the RAM, I would strongly suggest memtest86/memtest86+.
When you begin seeing odd issues like that, it can be a handy tool to
use for a quick RAM check.



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