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Old 04-21-2016, 06:21 AM   #11
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Looked for the standard swollen capacitor symptoms etc on the board?
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have you checked to see if there are any bios updates for your machine?
I'm an old-timer on that kind of thing - BIOS updates are the last thing I do before replacing a motherboard. I do have a friend with the same board and same CPU (i got mine based on his being stable) and we have the same BIOS versions.


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Looked for the standard swollen capacitor symptoms etc on the board?
Yes sir. None spotted.

It's been almost 3 days now since I pulled the first pair of RAM and it hasn't crashed yet (and not for lack of trying). I'm going to throw this set pulled pair back in when I get home from work tonight. If it crashes then I found my bad sticks. That, or I've found some bad ports on my motherboard. I'm cautiously hopeful.
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Just a small update here as it's been a week - Simply put the server currently appears to be working. After swapping the RAM pair out as mentioned above it still didn't crash so I figured bad port on the motherboard.

As such, I put the the third pair back into my server on Saturday and showed my fiance how to reboot it if it crashed while I'm out traveling this week. It's been 4 days now and 0 crashes. Not sure if maybe just the unlatching and re-securing I did as a quickie re-seat wasn't enough to actually fix a seating issue or what but for now things seem stable.
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Awesome.

Early on in my electronics career, I seriously doubted the concept of 'reseating' cards and modules as a potential fix, until I saw it with own two eyes.

It really doesn't take a lot of corrosion, sometimes, to mess things up and even though gold doesn't 'corrode' in the usual sense, it does tarnish, and the action of removing and inserting a card or module can often-times clean that tarnish off and allow things to work again.
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