[ILUG] Re: Sleeping Beauty ;(
dollar at csn.ul.ie
Mon Sep 18 19:58:53 IST 2000
For what it's worth, this is what my brother's PIII 550 did before it got
fried. All of a sudden when the CPU was asked to do some heavy work the
box would just simply restart. Heat sink sliped of the CPU slightly.
As for some a temp solution to you thermal couplant problem, I've heard
that cooking oil is great for the short term. It start's to go white and
gooey after some time.
OT: is there anything cool you can do with an expired PIII 550?
On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Gerard Gorman proclaimed :
> Some of you might remember this thread from last week..... Well things are still
> shagged (Yes..I'm really starting to lose it now). The linux box (2.2.16) seems
> to crash in a non deterministic manner. On most occasions it crashed while
> running a screen saver (no time correlation observable). It has also crashed
> during compilations.
> The other observation I made is it makes a mistake during a fft calculation.
> The processor is a K6-500 AMD. Should I start getting suspicious of the
> The only other fact that I can think of which may be important is that there is
> no thermal paste between the processor and cooling fins (though it is firmly
> attached with a fan). Might this be a problem of overheating. The core voltage is
> 2.2V which is the recommended.
> I'd **really** appreciate suggestions regarding this as I am on the verge of
> throwing in the towel and getting a regular intel proc & chipset. :((
> > Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > > > Sep 14 04:02:00 athos anacron: Updated timestamp for job
> > > > `cron.daily' to
> > > > 2000-09-14
> > > > Sep 14 04:04:05 athos PAM_pwdb: (su) session opened for user news by
> > > > (uid=0)
> > > > Sep 14 04:04:05 athos PAM_pwdb: (su) session closed for user news
> > > > Sep 14 11:43:34 athos syslogd 1.3-3: restart.
> > > > Sep 14 11:43:34 athos syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ? Does this mean that news is crashing my system?
> > >
> > > No. The news job ends (session closed for user news).
> > >
> > > Modify the startup script for syslogd to give it a "-m 20"
> > > option. This writes a timestamp into the logs every 20 minutes.
> > >
> > > This will help to determine exactly when the machine hangs.
> > > If this stops it hanging, perhaps it is APM related, as this
> > > will kick the disk every 20 mins. Increase the interval until
> > > it hangs again. This might provide some clues.
> > >
> > > Later,
> > > Kenn
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