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Date:      Sun, 24 Dec 2006 12:07:09 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <youshi10@u.washington.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: uncalled for reboot
Message-ID:  <458EDDED.7040705@u.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20061224033645.ceaf7df5.coolzone@io.dk>
References:  <200612231341.35843.zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org>	<20061223161036.7d122295.wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>	<200612231438.44184.zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org> <20061224033645.ceaf7df5.coolzone@io.dk>

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Rico Secada wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 14:38:43 -0700
> "Z. Wade Hampton" <zwade@oldpathsbaptistchurch.org> wrote:
>
>   
>> Thanks Bill.  I'll keep that in mind.
>> I think I have the problem figured out.
>> *base=/var/db
>> was set in the supfile. 
>>
>> After changing it to "/usr", the problem went away.
>>     
>
> You can be 99.9% sure that the problem wasn't that. It is, like it is stated, most likely a hardware problem but initialized by using cvsup. My guess is RAM problems. Try using MEMTESTER.
>  
>   
>> Regards,
>> ZWH
>>
>>
>>     
>>> However, spontaneous reboots are almost always hardware problems.  Have
>>> you verified that your RAM, hard drive, cooling, power, and all other
>>> hardware factors are in proper operation?  That would be the first
>>> logical step in diagnosing this.
>>>
>>> -Bill
I agree with what everyone else has said before me. My recommendations:
1. Run Dell diags CD.
2. Run memtest86+.
3. Upgrade the BIOS if possible; Dell's move to AMD chipsets is recent, 
and a BIOS upgrade might be beneficial for your machine.

-Garrett



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