I have a bit of a computer crisis at my business today, so I’m not going to be able to add much in the way of new content today. Guest authors are welcome to publish.
Feel free to discuss anything within the usual purview of this website.
I got the problem solved about 5 hours after first writing this. It was a mission-critical satellite data processor, and so affected a lot of downstream processes.
It traces to the fact that the Mobo manufacturer didn’t allow for a large enough heatsink on the NorthBridge chip even though there was lot of airflow in the chassis we use: http://www.buildablade.com/bb-itx96.htm
There was an eddy created by the taller DRAM next to it, which reduced the effectiveness of front to rear airflow. Added a small fan at that location, and problem solved.
For the long-term, I’ll need to get low-profile DRAM.