[mythtv-users] OT: Boot Failure
wigginp at mantech-wva.com
Fri Feb 24 19:08:05 UTC 2006
Mercury Morris wrote:
> On 2/24/06, *Robin Hill* <myth at robinhill.me.uk
> <mailto:myth at robinhill.me.uk>> wrote:
> I'd say it's either the CPU or motherboard - I don't think the memory
> would affect it at that stage (systems will usually get to the POST
> stage even without RAM installed). My guess would be the motherboard,
> though that could have killed off the CPU as well.
> Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your points about 1) the memory,
> and 2) the fact that the motherboard may have killed the CPU. Neither
> had occurred to me before.
Just FYI, I've personally never seen a motherboard that will POST
without RAM installed, so don't count the RAM out yet. I have, however,
seen the memory lock up a system at all points (pre-POST, POST, OS-load,
and randomly in the OS). But, I definately agree that a motherboard
can kill a processor (and vice-versa).
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