[mythtv-users] Re: Dead Myth Box and "WriteAudio: buffer underrun"
michael.haan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 16:27:02 UTC 2005
I'm not overclocked. I took the case off last night and was planning
to do as you suggest - run that way with another fan to help air it
out. As an additional data point, the other night while trying to
troubleshoot this I shut the box down to pull a card and then
re-inserted a few minutes later. When the box came back up (some
10-15 minutes later), everything worked like a charm. Maybe this
overheat thing is the trick. I'll let you know.
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:06:11 -0800, Alan Hagge <ahagge at wbfa.com> wrote:
> 55c IS quite hot. You're not overclocking are you? If possible, can
> you experment with ways to cool that CPU better, possibly with any/all of:
> * Underclocking your CPU (run it at 2.0-2.2 GHz, for example)
> * Different CPU cooler
> * Different case fan
> * Taking off the case cover and turning a small desktop fan to blow
> across the mobo/CPU
> (all at your own risk, of course!)
> Then re-try some of your operations that caused failure.
> Also, look for things like too-aggressive memory settings (CAS 2 when
> your memory needs CAS-3, for example).
> Good luck!
> Michael Haan wrote:
> >Ok, I've gotten more of those messages when the box didn't freeze so
> >i'm thinking they're not related. Any chance this could be happening
> >when the box gets too hot? It only seems to happen when we're watch a
> >recording or live tv. Often this means the box is recording a new
> >show, commercial flagging one that has just completed and also playing
> >back whatever we're watching. The CPU does run a little hot (55c),
> >but still significantly lower than the max (70c).
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