[clug] Run memtest86 on all new RAM!
clug3 at james.st
Sun May 1 21:34:17 MDT 2011
Just found that a stick of RAM I installed 2 months ago is faulty.
The supplier is dispatching a replacement by courier
so I've no complaints about the warrantee.
But running with it has left me with a corrupted HFS+ filesystem.
I think I've got all the files off safely, reformatted and re-installed etc.
so I survived, but hassle, worry and time wasted.
I'm drawing 2 lessons from this:
1) Backup, always have a backup!
2) Run at least 1 cycle of memtest86 against all new RAM
on insertion and again after a week of use.
I'm also wondering if modern machines with many Gig need ECC ram?
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Michael James clug3 at james.st
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