Re: machine hangs, etc. (fwd)
Philipp Schulte <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 07:21:22PM -0700, Krzys Majewski wrote:
> > Yeah, I took out the CPU last night, removed the custom cooler
> > I put on last week, and put the stock cooler back, smearing some
> > standard white heatsink compound on the contact area.
> > The BIOS says ~35 C, which sounds OK to me.
> Never trust faulty BIOSes ;)
> A friend of mine had to disable Hardware-Monitoring in his BIOS
> because it was assuming wrong things and wanted to shutdown the
> Did you touch the CPU and check if your fingers start to become a
> little bit red, later black?
The CPU heatsink is not too hot to touch now, though it was when I
unplugged the CPU fan (which didn't seem to affect the halting at
> More important: What kind of CPU and what kind of board are we talking
Pentium III 500E on a QDI Advance 5 mobo. It's not a linux thing --
hangs under DOS as well. This machine hung a few times the day I got
it. I thought this was a software thing (seti@home). Then it didn't
hang at all for a good month or two. Then two weeks ago it hung,
embarrassing me greatly ("this is my always-working linux box. erh,
let's see, something's not right.."). Then on Saturday about three
hours after I plugged in my new monitor it hung, and hung again, and
again, and again. Now it hangs consistently within an hour or two of
bootup, and a few minutes after waking up from APM suspend.
> Do you have the correct Core-Voltage enabled?
Dunno, how can I tell? The CMOS setup did get nuked at one point after
I power cycled the machine while it was, and I manually
reset the things that looked wrong (CPU speed, etc.). This was a long
time ago though.
Latest update: booted into DOS this morning (from a floppy, no HDD
involved). Came home this evening and it had hung, albeit without the
"division overflow" message that I saw last time.