After multiple failures trying to rebuild a PC and install openSUSE 12.1 (plus discovering one HDD was broke) I’ve run the Firmware Test option from the install disk and it’s reported multiple FAILs.
Here’s some of the output …
[FAIL] F Failed to locate HPET base [FAIL] DMI information check F No SMBIOS nor DMI entry point found [FAIL] CPU frequency scaling tests (1-2 mins) 4 CPU frequency steps supported F Supposed higher frequency is slower on CPU 0! <snip> F Supposed higher frequency is slower on CPU 1! F Supposed higher frequency is slower on CPU 2! F Supposed higher frequency is slower on CPU 3! F Processors are set to SW_ANY F Firmware not implementing hardware coordination cleanly. Firmware using SW_ALL instead? [FAIL] MTTR F Memory range 0xc80000000 to 0xdfffffff (PCI Bus 0000:00) has incorrect attribute write-combining [FAIL] OS/2 memory hole test F The memory map has a memory hole between 15Mb and 16Mb
Are these killer failures?
Is my M/B dead in the water?
Is there anywhere I can find out what all this information means?
Asus M4A88DT, AMD Phenom II X4 84 CPU + 8Gb RAM