[mythtv-users] motherboard woes

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 03:19:47 EST 2005

On 12/5/05, Steve Hodge <stevehodge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/5/05, Chris Rouch <chris.rouch at gmail.com > wrote:
> > I own a PC with an ASUS A7N8X deluxe motherboard. This has been really
> > stable, and I have been very happy with it. ... However my PC has become
> > increasingly unstable - it hangs when busy.
> In my experience instablity under load indicates overheating - have
> checked out that angle?

Yes - there's plenty of air, and in any case the motherboard should beep
continuously if it gets too hot.

> I've been troubleshooting the problem and this weekend changed the
> > motherboard, having already upgraded the power supply, used a
> > different disk and cables and run extensive checks on the memory. I
> > installed an ASUS A7V880 motherboard which  works just fine, until I
> > plug in the PVR 500. Then it gets to the end of the POST and hangs.
> Have you tried a different CPU?

  No, but AFAIK CPUs don't go bad. They either work or don't work at all.


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