Freebsd - restarting itself?!

Jason Hunt leth at
Thu Mar 27 20:49:36 PST 2003

On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 01:28:53AM +0100, Siegbert Baude wrote:
> >
> >
> >If there was not a clean shutdown, I would start looking for faulty
> >hardware, assuming the power was not interrupted.  Any machine that
> >spontaniously reboots on its' own usually has a bad power supply, but it
> >could be very well be the motherboard, or even something else.  Further,
> >as many other people have said, just because the hardware is new does not
> >necessarily mean it is problem-free.
> >
> Look especially for the condensators on the motherboard. There is a 
> wide-spread problem with a Taiwanese company having produced bad 
> electrolyte. The resulting condensators are found in motherboards of 
> nearly all manufacturers and (as I can say out of my own experience) 
> give exactly the behaviour, you described.

This is off topic (sort of), but out of curiosity, could problems like
that on a motherboard cause problems relating to memory?  If so, I bet
this explains my problems at work lately with an NT4 server giving me
the BSOD all the time with memory errors.

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