Another example of “shot gunning”

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Adding to the issue of "shot gunning, in that same 3011 maintenance actions on 10,000 servers over one year there were 54 instances where the engineer replaced 2 memory DIMMs, is he guessing or does he know both are bad? Is that even likely? Jim4522
ASKED: August 18, 2008  10:29 PM
UPDATED: November 3, 2008  9:18 PM

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he very well could be guessing. Unless he did memory bank testing (which would require a host reboot) using something like MemTest86+ or another 3rd party memory testing/validation tool, he wouldn’t necessarily know which dimm went south (outside of BIOS reporting).

cheers,

Dave Graham

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