> Kenn Humborg wrote:
>> 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.
>> That could be it - this usually happens to me while I am backing up my
> DVDs to my HD (DVD-Rip).
Aswell as the thermal paste, why not add a decent quiet cooler? They make
a massive difference in stability.
I would also think about adding another [system] fan or two. Yes its very
noisy, but its worth it for stability.
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