have an Asus Sabertooth X79.
I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs.
If I copy from the network, I get md5sum mismatches about once in 10 times using a 6Gb file. Copying from RAM to RAM, I didn't get mismatches.
I get a very high number of errors in ifconfig (compared to others PCs I just took as reference, which have 0 with much more traffic). Here is an example
RX packets:13972848 errors:200 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:101
The motherboard is new, but do you think there're some problems with it? What could I use to test the (integrated) network adapter? What else do you think I should double check?
Setting the affected NIC to a slower speed with
ethtool stops the errors.
The funny thing is that if I plug the same LAN cable into another NIC on the same PC set at 1Gbit, that NIC gives no errors.