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

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Thu Oct 21 19:17:29 UTC 2004

Hi Alan,

Since you're looking for a hardware problem, I would recommend running 
memtest86+ (http://www.memtest.org), and IBM/Hitachi Disk Fitness Test,
their both invaluable tools for doing the initial burn in and checking 
that the base system components are reasonably trustworthy.

Memtest86 is best run with ALL tests enabled, and I use DFT to verify 
the cabling and data integrity since it has a pretty nice DOS GUI and 
does reliable low level checking.


Alan Anderson wrote:
> I believe the MB is flakey from the get go.  But I need to go through 
> the steps the mail order company is dictating.  When I first got the MB 
> linux would hang on boot kernel oops in various subsystems.  I disabled 
> quick self test in the bios and the power up memory test would hang on 
> the first pass.  If I underclocked to 166MHZ then it passed and booted 
> just fine.

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