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Re: [vox-tech] fwd: [lugod lert] Unstable Linux Machine
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Re: [vox-tech] fwd: [lugod lert] Unstable Linux Machine

This problem doesn't sound Linux-specific (it's unstable 
with Windows too, right?).

Sounds like a bad motherboard, RAM or CPU.  Here's the
standard drill:

If you're overclocking, don't.  Try UNDERclocking.  Make
sure your jumper and BIOS settings are all conservative
and correct.  If you have multiple memory modules, try it 
with first just one and then another.  Make sure there's 
heatsink compound between the CPU and the heatsink.  Try a 
different CPU.

If none of the above helps, it's probably the motherboard.

-- Rod


On Friday 21 June 2002 10:21 am, Henry House wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from hajhouse -----
> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 10:20:35 -0700
> To: cdimara@ucdavis.edu
> Subject: Re: [lugod lert] Unstable Linux Machine
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 05:32:57PM -0700, cdimara@ucdavis.edu wrote:
> > Damany Imara
> > 512 Primero Grove
> > Davis, CA 95616
> > zero@ucdavis.edu
> > 530 754 3509 -best time to call is after 5pm or on weekends
> >
> > 1.2 Ghz Athalon
> > VIA KTH8 motherboard
> > Logitech Wireless USB mouse
> > Winfast Geforce 3
> > 512MB ram
> > Ensoniq Sound Card
> > Toshiba DVD
> > HP CD-RW
> >
> > I'm runnign Linux Mandrake.
> >
> > There are two issues which may just be one. 1. My usb mouse cuts out
> > intermittently. After booting everything is fine, but at random times my
> > usb mouse will just become unresponsive. And I'll have to reboot to get
> > it back. 2. My system is highly unstable. It reboots at its own will.
> > Freezes under minimal load and with plenty of unused ram. I have been
> > told that its a software problem but with every reinstall of the OS,
> > Windows and Linux of a variety of distrobutions, the instability returns.
> > Plus, isn't Linux supposed to be dependibly stable? I'm hoping that you
> > guys can rule out the software bug for surem and if possible, tell me
> > what hardware is tearing up my system.
> >
> > I work full time + summer school so the best time for an appointment
> > would be weekday evenings or on the weekend. I live on the UC Davis
> > campus. If desired, the lert representatives beer of choice can be
> > purchased for consumption during th
> I have forwarded your request to help to the pool of volunteers. While you
> are waiting for a volunteer to become available, I suggest that you post a
> question to our vox-tech mailing list* with such information as your system
> logs (/var/log/*), contents of /proc/pci, and output of dmesg.
> * See http://lugod.org/mailinglists

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