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SubjectRe: data corruption with nvidia chipsets and IDE/SATA drives // memory hole mapping related bug?!
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On Sat, 2006-12-02 at 01:56 +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> Hi.
>
> Perhaps some of you have read my older two threads:
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=116312440000001&r=1&w=2 and the even
> older http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=116291314500001&r=1&w=2
>
> The issue was basically the following:
> I found a severe bug mainly by fortune because it occurs very rarely.
> My test looks like the following: I have about 30GB of testing data on
> my harddisk,... I repeat verifying sha512 sums on these files and check
> if errors occur.
> One test pass verifies the 30GB 50 times,... about one to four
> differences are found in each pass.

This sounds very similar to a corruption issue I was experiencing on my
nforce4 based system. After replacing most of my hardware to no avail, I
discovered that if increased the voltage for my RAM chips the corruption
went away. Note that I was not overclocking at all.

Worth a try.

Dax Kelson


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