FQXSFMA0012L : The [arg1] PFA Threshold limit has been exceeded on DIMM [arg2] at address [arg3]. The value of MC Status is [arg4] and the value of MC Misc is [arg5][arg6].

The [arg1] PFA Threshold limit has been exceeded on DIMM [arg2] at address [arg3]. The value of MC Status is [arg4] and the value of MC Misc is [arg5][arg6].

Severity

Error

User Response

Complete the following steps:
  1. If the compute node has recently been installed, moved, serviced, or upgraded, verify that the DIMM is properly seated and visually verify that there is no foreign material in any DIMM connector on that memory channel. If either of these conditions is found, correct and retry with the same DIMM. (Note: Event Log may contain a recent FQXSFMA0011I event denoting detected change in DIMM population that could be related to this problem.)
  2. Check Lenovo support site for an applicable firmware update that applies to this memory error. The release notes will list the known problems the update addresses.
  3. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, at the next maintenance opportunity, replace the affected DIMM (as indicated by LightPath and/or failure log entry).
  4. If PFA re-occurs on the same DIMM connector, swap the other DIMMs on the same memory channel one at a time to a different memory channel or processor. If PFA follows a moved DIMM to any DIMM connector on the different memory channel, replace the moved DIMM.
  5. If problem continues to re-occur on the same DIMM connector, inspect DIMM connector for foreign material and remove, if found. If connector is damaged, replace system board.
  6. Remove the affected processor and inspect the processor socket pins for damaged or mis-aligned pins. If damage is found or the processor is an upgrade part, replace the system board.
  7. Replace affected processor.
  8. Replace the system board.