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Magic Blue Smoke

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 21:56:29 -0300 (CLST)

I started my new job (at MuleSource) this week and, for the next month, am
using my old server.  This is the machine I brought across from the UK to
Chile - I remember buying it almost as a talisman of "the old world" -
although very little is the same hardware now, having been replaced bit by
bit over the years.

Anyway, a couple of days ago the CDRWDVD died (in an odd way, locking the
IDE controller and taking the machine down).  And tonight, looking through
the logs to make sure things had been truly fixed (by unplugging the
drive), I see:

Feb 28 23:09:06 noisy kernel: MCE: The hardware reports a non fatal,
correctable incident occurred on CPU 0.
Feb 28 23:09:06 noisy kernel: Bank 1: 9000000000000171
[...]
Mar  2 02:25:25 noisy kernel: MCE: The hardware reports a non fatal,
correctable incident occurred on CPU 0.
Mar  2 02:25:25 noisy kernel: Bank 2: 940040000000017a

Ouch.  Luckily I have another processor laying around, but it seems like I
really need to buy a new server (doing dev work on this could be simpler).

Unfortunately it's hard to find good "middle range" machines here.  I can
get cheap PCs, or expensive commercial servers, but "workstations" are
hard to find.  My current box (from DN) has easily outlived a cheap PC I
bought here - how do I find something similar?

Andrew

1.86GHz, 4GB, 1TB

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 02:01:54 -0300 (CLST)

Seems like the best way is to build it yourself.  The following is driven
largely by what memory appears to be plentiful (DDR2-2400):

Case                                                            28.990
http://pcfactory.cl/ficha_producto.php?id_producto=3918
Power Supply                                                    19.600
http://pcfactory.cl/ficha_producto.php?id_producto=3910
Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz                                             138.990
http://pcfactory.cl/ficha_producto.php?id_producto=3985
Mother Board Asus P4 P5LD2-SE                                   74.300
http://pcfactory.cl/ficha_producto.php?id_producto=3803
Generic Memory 4GB (4 x 50.500)                                202.000
http://pcfactory.cl/ficha_producto.php?id_producto=3474
SATA Disks (4 x 320GB @ 74.700, 3 in SW Raid 5)                298.800
                                                               -------
                                                               762.500

Andrew

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