On Wednesday 05 July 2006 04.21, Jason Vertrees wrote:
To any concerned:
I recently upgraded from 9.3 to 10.1. For some reason, my machine became
unstable under load. It would hang and I'd have to hard boot. I never had
problems with 9.3.
My system is a:
MSI K8T800 Master2 FAR
NVidia 5900 Ultra
3 HDs (2x SATA, 1 IDE)
and usual accessories
I thought it could be a power supply problem, but I have an Antec TruePower
430, so that shouldn't be the case. But, to test it, I removed two of the
4 hard drives and that still didn't help.
Then, I salvaged a NIC (3COM) from an old machine and turned off the
on-board NIC. That DID seem to solve the problem.
So, if you run into similar problems on an MSI K8T800 Master2 FAR, you
might want to try that $4 NIC collecting dust in your closet.
P.S.: Kudos to the SuSe team for a great distro -- great work!
I can't help but I had a similar problem with a double Opteron board. I have
identified two problems:
- I had to change the PSU (although the first one was supposed to be powerful
enough it kept switching off under load. I now have a PSU that has a
different power line for the CPUs and the rest of the hardware).
- I never could make a card with an NVidia 9660 to works correctly, I would
get a full reset OR a compete hang. The machine is working correctly with a
It's interresting to note that both boards use Opterons... Is there a hint?
Stupidity is like a fractal; universal and infinitely repetitive.