> Conor Wynne wrote:
> > Check out http://www.memtest86.com/>> That could be useful for me! My own box freezes periodically as well,
> but usually reboots fine. I've been thinking that it may be an error
> somewhere in the CPU (always seems to happen when I use a certain
> program), but it does seem consistant with errors I've seen with faulty
> memory in machines.
Can also be heat related. My home machine started locking up
during CPU-intensive activity (OGG ripping was a pretty reliable
cause, as was running a VAX emulater or even doing multiple
kernel compiles in parallel). It was steadily getting worse.
Saturday I pulled off the heatsink, cleaned off the HS and CPU
and stuck in a new grease pad. CPU core temp dropped 7 degrees
as reported by lm_sensors.
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