Subject: Re: Why is my RAM Frying?
To: David Shaw <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/14/2005 15:19:27
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005, David Shaw wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a very weird problem on my NetBSD servers. My RAM seems to
> be frying. Two separate servers have had RAM fried (they both fail
> memtest now). The only thing the two servers shared were the hdd (I
> took it from the first server when it died, and moved it to the new
> one) and the power strip (it's behind three separate surge
> protectors). The hdd is running NetBSD 2.0...
> I know that this may not be the correct mailing list, but the software
> *is* running NetBSD and this mailing list probably contains some of
> the smartest computer people out there.
> Help would be greatly appreicated so that when I find some motr ram I
> don't fry that, too.

Make sure there's enough air flowing and you haven't blocked airflow to
both machines. Make sure the fans are still turning and the dust in the
area hasn't gummed up the bearings.

There are also power supply considerations but I won't go into those

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte