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Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Operating System Log Contains Error "Northbridge Error (node X): DRAM ECC Error Detected on the NB"

Title: Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Operating System Log Contains Error "Northbridge Error (node X): DRAM ECC Error Detected on the NB"
Object Name: mmr_kc-0123449
Document Type: Support Information
Original owner: KCS - Open Source
Disclosure level: Public
Version state: final
Environment
FACT:Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 5.X
FACT:Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 6.X
Questions/Symptoms
SYMPTOM:The below error message is found in the OS logs:

host1 kernel: Northbridge Error (node X): DRAM ECC error detected on the NB.
Cause
CAUSE:This error message indicates that an issue has been detected in the DRAM chips situated near the NorthBrige of the motherboard.

Reference: Click here to view the document "Why do these error messages appear in the logs: kernel: Northbridge Error (node X): DRAM ECC error detected on the NB?". Non-HPE site
			
Answer/Solution
FIX:
1) Identify the Memory module number that has failed (if mentioned in the error)
2) Check IML for Error relating to Memory module. Ex Proc x slot x
3) Update System BIOS
4) if no errors are found run diagnostics and replace the memory module (5-6 loops of Memory Diagnostics to isolate the memory module)
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Document title: Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Operating System Log Contains Error "Northbridge Error (node X): DRAM ECC Error Detected on the NB"
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