I have a dell gx series optiplex sitting here waiting to either be chucked or be made into a firewall. I’ve kept it because I don’t have very many socket 775 machines anymore, and my issue, per title, isn’t that big of a deal overall.
But I am wondering, and hoping, someone has an answer.
One of the ram slots is dead. NBD as it has 4 slots, but it has a pentium 4 slotted in the socket. As I’ve never had this issue before, I’m curious. Which is more likely to burn out? A ram slot, or the memory controller on the processor? Atm I don’t really have a spare processor to drop in offhand, so if its more often the cpu that causes the issue, I’d like to hold on to the machine and drop a core 2 in it later, or a xeon.