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Re: [opensuse] [OT] unstable system - still trying to identify the culprit.
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:32:16 +1100
  • Message-id: <47CA03A0.90006@xxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:
You will undoubtedly remember the discussion about the stability
problems on my new workstation from a couple of weeks ago. I'll
quickly sum up -

CPU-temp would hit 60-62C under full

I very carefully cleaned CPU and heatsink and
applied a minimal amount of new thermal paste before re-seating

And the machine still crashes under load - even just a little bit. I
run two copies of mprime, plus firefox and such, and after 15-20
minutes, I get the automatic reboot. I've kept an eye on the CPU-temp
(assuming the readout from lm-sensors is correct), and it's fairly
stable in the 53-55C range.

Well you certainly achieved a substantial drop in CPU temperature!

A question: do you always run the same software in the test? mprime is used to stress-test a computer so why run the other apps. like firefox and such.

Reason for asking is that you may be running out of RAM because some app other than mprime has a problem with handing back RAM - firefox prior to v3 has this problem I believe.

I don't know how these things work but to me it seems that the only thing not spoken about to date is the software you are using to run these tests so perhaps the problem lies there (when the "goodies" and the "baddies" are all running together)? :-)


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