[linux-audio-dev] [OT] disaster redux
seablade at softhome.net
Sun Jun 12 21:18:30 EDT 2005
Well unfortunatly there is one other option to consider, highly unlikely
but possible, especially if you overclock your system. The symptoms you
are describing may also point to a damaged chip(CPU) typically when it
starts having problems caused by periods over high temperature, even if
it isnt at a high temperature when you have the problem, if it had
previously been run at high temperatures you could still have the
symptoms show up because the chip got damaged. I wouldnt throw out any
peices until you find out exactly what is wrong though and hope you the
Brad Fuller wrote:
> Dave Phillips wrote:
>> It has not been a good week.
>> As I mentioned yesterday I swapped my hardware into an identical box
>> as my original machine. Yesterday everything seemed to have returned
>> to normal operation. I watched some movies, worked on some music, and
>> so forth.
>> Today I powered up the box, logged on to the net, downloaded the
>> latest Csound CVS and started compiling. After a few minutes
>> everything froze again, the machine was locked tight as a drum. I had
>> to pull the plug to restart, but when grub came up my keyboard was
>> frozen. I pulled the plug again and got my keyboard back after
>> Now I'm running memtest again. I realized yesterday that I'd run it
>> on only one RAM stick so I thought I'd better check again. However,
>> at this point I'm starting to suspect a bad drive. But *two* bad
>> drives in the system ?? As I mentioned in an earlier message, the
>> machine failure occurred regardless of which drive I was using (RH9
>> on /dev/hdb, FC3 on /dev/hda).
>> So I'm bummed again. Looks like it's time to bite the bullet and buy
>> a whole new system. :(
> Hey Dave,
> Obviously, each component that you transfered from the old to the new
> system is suspect. Drives usually fail miserably, not after a while...
> though, it's not impossible to suffer a long death. But, when they do,
> it's usually noticeable upon reboot... but, again, not always (not an
> exact science!). It's possible that you have a bad area on one of the
> drives that is used for the swap space and when a critical area is
> swapped it bombs.
> From the thermal pov: Did you bring over IDE or SCSI cards for your
> drive? If so, you might swap those out. But, it's stretching.
> It sure sounds like a memory problem. (note that not all memtests test
> memory effectively). Sometimes a memory problem is so small that it
> doesn't necessarily effect the operation of the computer until later
> at a random time. If I were you I'd swap out all memory and let it run.
> If you can't swap out the memory, you could try booting up into DOS or
> BIOS and just let it sit there for a good long while. Just something
> that wouldn't exercise RAM to eliminate thermal or other parts that
> you've transfered from the old computer.
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