Broz Posted May 3, 2007 Share Posted May 3, 2007 Hello, I have a problem with my computer. At the current settings it crashes about once a week. Since it is now acting as a media file server, this is very inconvenient. Everything seems to be running smoothly, until - about once a week (but it varies between 1 day and 1 month) the system crashes in the most terrible way: All possible errors pass the screen, disks may fall out of the array, etc, etc.. After a lot of testing, discussing on forums and such, I found out that my memory is the most probable culprit. This assumption seems to be supported by a thread I found on this forum: http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54060 The following characteristics stand out in the testing I have done: - The errors seem not to be correlated with how busy the system is: it might hang on Idle just as well as on full load; - None of the parts is hot, in any way; - The system hangs within a minute is CAS delay is set to 2.5 (at 200 FSB or any setting, according to spec this shouldn't be any problem. - The system won't even start to BIOS with CAS to 2.0 With the BIOS setting as below, the following happens when varying FSB: - With FSB settings at standard 200 MHz, the system hangs within a minute; - With FSB settings at 220 MHz, the system usually hangs with a day; - With FSB settings at 250 MHz, the system seems the most stable: it hangs about once a week; - With FSB settings at 260 MHz, the system hangs about once a day; - MemTest runs smoothly at any of the above FSB's (the memory is rated at 275 MHz, so one should expect this); -- Current Genie Bios Settings are the following: FSB Bus Freqency: 250 MHz FSB/LDT Frequency Ratio: x4.0 LDT Bus Transfer Width: ↓16 ↑16 CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: x10.0 PCI eXpress Frequency: 100 MHz K8 Cool'n'Quiet: Disabled CPU VID Startup Value: 1,475v CPU VID Control: 1,475v CPU VID Special Control: Above VID * 104% LDT Voltage Control: 1,30v Chip Set Voltage Control: 1,60v DRAM Voltage Control: 2,80v DRAM+.03v if not 3,2v Disabled Current DRAM Configuration: DRAM Frequency Set (MHz): 200=RAM/FSB: 01/01 CPC: Enabled Tcl: 3.0 Trcd: 04 Bus Clocks Tras: 08 Bus Clocks Trp: 04 Bus Clocks Trc: 09 Bus Clocks Trfc: 16 Bus Clocks Trrd: 03 Bus Clocks Twr: 03 Bus Clocks Twtr: 02 Bus Clocks Trwt: 03 Bus Clocks Tref: 3120 Cycles Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled DRAM Bank Interleave: Enabled DQS Skew Control: Increase Skew DQS Skew Value: 0 DRAM Drive Strength: Level 6 DRAM Data Drive Strength:Level 4 Max Async Latency: 08.0 Nanoseconds DRAM Response Time: Fast Read Preamble Time: 06.0 Nanoseconds IdleCycle Limit: 256 Cycles Dynamic Counter: Disabled R/W Queue Bypass: 16x Bypass Max: 07x 32 Byte Granularity: Disabled (4 Bursts) Well.. Thats about it.. Any help in solving this problem would be greatly appreciated!!! (Unstable servers are a bitch..) Thank you, Regards, Warner Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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