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Re: Computer crashes when running some programs

Subject: Re: Computer crashes when running some programs
From: Geoff Mills
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 08:39:14 +0000
Newsgroups: uk.comp.homebuilt
On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:05:26 GMT, Johnny B Good
<[email protected]> wrote:

>The message <[email protected]>
>from Geoff Mills <[email protected]> contains these words:
>> Thanks a lot all for the advice, I changed the memory timing and
>> downloaded the updated codecs. By then, the computer was freezing on
>> shutdown, so I reinstalled a recent clone of the system drive and the
>> freeze continued to occur. I guess from this that the problem is BIOS
>> or hardware related, so I'm going to swap out some of the hardware to
>> see if it solves the problems. Thanks again for the help.
> This could be the "Bad Contact" syndrome. If you haven't already tried
>it, you could try reseating the CPU (and, if possible, the BIOS chip) as
>well as the dimms and any cards.

Thanks, I'll give those things a try.

> The CPU is a good contender for bad contact induced crashes that start
>to get worse (all that thermal cycling in the socket). If that little
>lot fails to at least alleviate the symptoms, then it'll be a case of
>'calling it'[1] on the MoBo.
>[1] "Time of Death" that is!  :-(

That will be a first I'm not ready for.

Kind regards,
Geoff Mills

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