On Friday 19 November 2004 23:00, RoboticGolem wrote:
Well ok, here goes. I recently did a post about X quiting out with
sig11 a lot. Its usually about once or twice a week but the other day
it did it like 3 times in a row. The only responce I got was that it
could be bad ram. So I ran memtest on the machine. Nothin, I have
registered ECC ram (required for my board) I've pulled the sound card,
no effect. I havent had a spontaneous reboot since I got the new
video card. Which gives me the same effect weather I use the
comercial nvidia drivers or the open source nv drivers. I dont seem
to have the same problem in windows, but I run windows about as much
as I run in the street. The only thing I've come up with is that its
either the power supply, or I need to get some sort of line
conditioner for the plug its pluged into. I have a beautiful surge
protector, but I guess that wouldnt stop drops in the power level.
Thanks for all your help.
How hot is it?
Are you using lmsensors?
Are you using smartmontools (see smartmontools.sf.net
) smartmontools is very
edicational and should be on everyone's computer.
Did you run memtest86 long enouhg? if the problem can take days to occur, a
20 minute run might not be enough.
Do you have enough fans?
Are your cables impedeing air flow? If you have a lot of ATA devices try
Try underclocking the processors?
If you still think it's thje mains supply, ask your supplyer can it be tested?
When are the peak loads in your area? I was shown graphs of the mains voltage
for Busselton in 1965 (it was over-voltage).
You could also consider a UPS which will add value an electrician won't, but
if the mains supply isn't the problem then it won't fix the problem.