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Old 07-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Curt Tresenriter
 
Default Hardware issue (again)

Sorry, can't reply to the thread since I haven't gotten my ISP to
whitelist canonical yet - I'm not getting emails any more.


I can't say I've noticed the CPU temp but there have been no warning noises.

As for Intel - just no thanks. 'Nuff said.

I had to go out of town after getting Natty installed originally and it
began acting up - didn't have much time then to troubleshoot but two
days later I got home and fired it up and everything was running perfectly.


I believe I used it for a couple hours with no problems - keyboard or
otherwise, when I decided I still don't like Unity ( second try -
again... 'nuff said) and decided to try out Linux Mint - new version -
for fun.
At first the installer refused to run ubuquity - the next day it
installed without a glitch (?!).


I was in the process of determining which of the four hard disks I had
GRUB installed to when the looping and locking up began.


Can't get to the BIOS to increase the RAM's voltage just yet... maybe
later, and I was able to get other installations on different hard
drives to boot - until the L & L problem began.


Sorry I forgot to mention that I'm using a KVM switch (Belkin Soho).
I've used it for nearly a year with no problems beyond the initial setup
and all I needed to do then was to power it down and back up and it's
performed flawlessly since (I think).


Keyboard works fine on all the other installations (in the same and
other machines) excepting short periods when it doesn't want to
recognize keypresses, and that has been on the main machine, the same
one with the problem now, not on other machines on the KVM. A reboot or
two always resolved this and it is quite infrequent.

This machine was formerly an A7N8X X with an Athlon proc and patriot RAM.

The (new) processor was a kit with a very nice heat sink and fan so I
don't think there's a problem there.



The PCI slots are not fully populated, I have a Turtle Beach sound card
and a newly acquired (used) Nvidia video card (PCIe and it's in the 1st
slot) not sure of the specs but it does have 1 GB of cache, a big heat
sink and fan on it.
Just put that in before booting this a.m. and the acting up started
while I was using the onboard ATI graphics chip.


I considered the power supply as a possible issue. It's an EnLight 450
watt. The manual says with fully populated PCI slots it's best to have
1000 Watts to power things adequately but so far this doesn't look like
an issue ( 3 hard disks, a Plextor PX 708A and the three fans -
eventually a fourth in the side when I can close it up again).

My power supply tester shows proper voltage for all the pins.

So, exchange the mobo, eh?
Just for the helluvit, I'll hook up another keyboard/mouse and see what
happens before I do anything.





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Old 07-03-2011, 02:25 PM
"compdoc"
 
Default Hardware issue (again)

>I considered the power supply as a possible issue. It's an EnLight 450
>watt. The manual says with fully populated PCI slots it's best to have
>1000 Watts to power things adequately but so far this doesn't look like
>an issue ( 3 hard disks, a Plextor PX 708A and the three fans -
>eventually a fourth in the side when I can close it up again).


In troubleshooting these kinds of problems, its best to go basic:

Install one hard drive, plug the mouse and keyboard directly into the
system. Try another power supply. Try one stick of ram at a time. Remove
that PCI sound card.

It's not usually necessary to increase the ram's voltage unless the ram
specifies a higher voltage. It will say on the ram's sticker.

The video card might require a separate power connector, so make sure that's
plugged in.

A 1000 watt PSU is a bit much. I like them in the 600 to 700 watt range for
most applications. But go with whatever you can afford since you do have
several hard drives and what sounds like a large video card...


>So, exchange the mobo, eh?

Asus makes a damned good mobo - but anything is possible. I would try
exchanging only as a final resort.

Same with the ram, but as I was saying before, ram (or anything) can fail in
odd ways, so rule nothing out.





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Old 07-03-2011, 03:54 PM
"compdoc"
 
Default Hardware issue (again)

>I can't say I've noticed the CPU temp but there have been no warning
noises.


By the way, on these systems thermal shutdown is a bios setting and the
setting can default to a temperature that's a lot higher than I feel
comfortable with. The bios also has fan 'smart control' settings that can
adjust the fan's speed. (if the fan supports it)

So checking the temperature of the CPU when there's weird things going on is
not some commentary on the superiority of one brand of cpu over another as
one idiot suggested - it's just common sense.




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Old 07-04-2011, 07:20 AM
Ernest Doub
 
Default Hardware issue (again)

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 6:49 AM, Curt Tresenriter <ctres@grics.net> wrote:

Sorry, can't reply to the thread since I haven't gotten my ISP to whitelist canonical yet - I'm not getting emails any more.



I can't say I've noticed the CPU temp but there have been no warning noises.



As for Intel - just no thanks. 'Nuff said.



I had to go out of town after getting Natty installed originally and it began acting up - didn't have much time then to troubleshoot but two days later I got home and fired it up and everything was running perfectly.




I believe I used it for a couple hours with no problems - keyboard or otherwise, when I decided I still don't like Unity ( second try - again... 'nuff said) and decided to try out Linux Mint *- new version - for fun.


At first the installer refused to run ubuquity - the next day it installed without a glitch (?!).



I was in the process of determining which of the four hard disks I had GRUB installed to when the looping and locking up began.



Can't get to the BIOS to increase the RAM's voltage just yet... maybe later, and I was able to get other installations on different hard drives to boot - until the L & L problem began.



Sorry I forgot to mention that I'm using a KVM switch (Belkin Soho). I've used it for nearly a year with no problems beyond the initial setup and all I needed to do then was to power it down and back up and it's performed flawlessly since (I think).




Keyboard works fine on all the other installations (in the same and other machines) excepting short periods when it doesn't want to recognize keypresses, and that has been on the main machine, the same one with the problem now, not on other machines on the KVM. A reboot or two always resolved this and it is quite infrequent.


This machine was formerly an A7N8X X with an Athlon proc and patriot RAM.



The (new) processor was a kit with a very nice heat sink and fan so I don't think there's a problem there.





The PCI slots are not fully populated, I have a Turtle Beach sound card and a newly acquired (used) Nvidia video card (PCIe and it's in the 1st slot) not sure of the specs but it does have 1 GB of cache, a big heat sink and fan on it.


Just put that in before booting this a.m. and the acting up started while I was using the onboard ATI graphics chip.



I considered the power supply as a possible issue. It's an EnLight 450 watt. The manual says with fully populated PCI slots it's best to have 1000 Watts to power things adequately but so far this doesn't look like an issue ( 3 hard disks, a Plextor PX 708A and the three fans - eventually a fourth in the side when I can close it up again).


My power supply tester shows proper voltage for all the pins.



So, exchange the mobo, eh?

Just for the helluvit, I'll hook up another keyboard/mouse and see what happens before I do anything.





Have read through the entire thread so far and have to ask.

Did you use a high quality heat sink compound when you installed the CPU/heatsink/fan unit?
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