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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
http://www.brie.com/brian/

"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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