Subject: Re: Why is my RAM Frying?
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: David Shaw <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/14/2005 16:02:43
Airflow seems to be completely fine on both machines. The air jetting
out isn't really even warm. The fans are still spinning smoother than
I can't install mbmon without getting a "page fault trap, code=0". As
far as I know, this is due to my bad RAM. Is there any way to limit
RAM usage during compiles, to make it so they don't overload? Myself
and a few friends (the users of the server) can screen things like
irssi with no problem, but during compilation the server goes insane.
I'll try the build a few more times, but I don't it'll work...

- David Shaw

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:19:27 -0800 (PST), Hisashi T Fujinaka
<> wrote:
> 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
> details.
> --
> Hisashi T Fujinaka -
> BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte