[mythtv-users] New system: hard freezes - looking for help !
warpme at o2.pl
Tue Sep 19 21:23:11 UTC 2006
I just finish build-up of my new shining HTPC system for living room.
Celeron 326 (2,53G), 512M PC2100 RAM
Lascala LC11B case.
R5D1 clean install
System looks really nice and I was finally happy to have really nice
HTPC machine but....
STABILITY kills me :-(
System freezes hard in random manner.
After trying to find where is problem - it looks like use of on-board
Eth port cause hangs (few Gigs traffic is usually enough to freeze).
I don't know - is it Eth related or simply Eth generating a lot of
interrupts and by volume triggers other problem.
Initially I was thinking that it is heat related problem. In BIOS CPU
has 50 C.
My GF5200 is really hot - but problem with overheating Video should
manifest rather as artifacts - not whole system freezes.
Voltage in BIOS looks OK - so probably my PSU is OK.
Problem look challenging - so...
I'm asking You people for help !
Let use community knowledge,
1. What usually cause hard freeze (no any reaction to KB, mouse - only
hard reset) ?. I always think that interrupt issues are main source.
2. I start to switch off in BIOS all possible peripherals: USB,
Serials/LPT - still freezes (came to config with: HDD, Eth, Video and PVR)
3. I replace on-board Eth with PCI Intel LAN card - no change
What procedure are You suggesting for nailing down this problem ?
Thanx in advance
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