[mythtv-users] Re: X runs at 90-95%CPU

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Wed Oct 20 18:46:58 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 20 October 2004 10:47, Alan Anderson wrote:
> So far this has turned out to be bad hardware.  The X running at 90-99% of
> cpu turned into a random hard system lockups that required a power cycle.
> I originally built mythtv on a old athalon 1ghz box  that was working but
> it was just too noisy for the family room.  So I bought a Antec Overture
> case and a Chaintech 7NIF2 motherboard athlon 3200+ and 512m ddr400 memory
> as an upgrader box via a mail order hardware supplier.

What kernel and distro are you running? There are some common nForce2 problems 
with some kernels relating to APIC... (Haven't followed the rest of the 

> Currently I am waiting on a replacement memory module, I'll test the
> chaintech MB in another system.  I probably wont be putting it back in the
> mythtv box.

That very motherboard works great for a number of folks on the list, myself 
included. I'm sitting on about 90 days uptime on mine right now, last reboot 
was for a kernel upgrade.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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