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Re: [vox-tech] Problem with Gigabyte 890FX, Phenom II, and Kubuntu
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Re: [vox-tech] Problem with Gigabyte 890FX, Phenom II, and Kubuntu

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 02:37:35PM -0800, Cam Ellison wrote:
> On 10-12-08 01:43 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Cam Ellison (cam@ellisonet.ca):
> >
> >> This is my only machine, and it's a production machine, so I'm not sure
> >> about taking it out of service to run ctcs2 (thanks Rick!).
> > You're very welcome.  I have notes here, which I recommend, because
> > Cerberus is rather peculiar software that takes a little getting used
> > to, and has some quirks.
> >
> > 'Burn-in' on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Hardware
> >
> > (We used to put all new or repaired machines at VA Linux Systems through
> > at least 48 hours of Cerberus / ctcs testing, to catch problems.)
> >
> That looks very useful.  I'll give it a try.
> On another list that I frequent, the two responses thus far both 
> suggested replacing or swapping out the PS.  I have to admit the idea 
> has merit, though it's an Antec Signature 650, came new with the rest of 
> the system, and over $200 here including the taxes.  I'm a little leery 
> of ending up with a good, but effectively useless, PS.  Which leads to 
> another question: how do you test a PS?  Is it possible?

The burn in process would probably reveal the fault, as it will load the machine
using more power and creating heat.

Brian Lavender

"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to
show their absence!"

Professor Edsger Dijkstra
1972 Turing award recipient
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