Re: random crashes

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On 02/26/2011 01:35 PM, Andras Simon wrote:
> On 2/26/11, Heinz Diehl<[email protected]>  wrote:
>
>> Most likely, this is some kind of hardware failure. I have fixed many
>> machines which passed memtest over a period of more than 3 days by
>> changing the memory modules. A BIOS bug, an overheated chipset and/or
>> CPU, faulty memory or simply a chip on your mainboard which got
>> damaged, it can be anything..
>
> Well, yes, it can be a hardware failure, but then it's a rather
> strange coincidence that the crashes started happening immediately
> after upgrading to F13 (from F10). Besides, even if it's a hardware
> failure, it'd be nice to know which one is the faulty part...


Well , maybe you can try running the system with only a DIMM at once in 
slot 0, if the system is stable with one, and at the next test the 
machine crash weel that dimm is damaged, if fails both tests the problem 
is elsewhere

>
> RE overheated chipset: the north bridge (I _think_ it is the north
> bridge: an Intel P965) does feel very hot.

maybe you can hack a internal fan pointed directly to it

Gabriel

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