My computer keeps crashing

Chris racerx at
Fri Jan 21 07:31:16 PST 2005

Jason Henson wrote:
> On 01/20/05 19:06:22, cali wrote:
>> If this is the wrong mailing list, I apologise, suggestions to a more
>> appropriate mailing list will be appreciated.
>> Reasonably recently I upgraded my hardware to the following:
>> Soltek SL-NV400-64 "Purple
>> Ray" (Socket A) Motherboard
>> AMD Athlon "Barton" XP3200+
>> 400FSB (Socket A) CPU - OEM
>> Asus DRW-0402P DVD-R/RW -
>> Retail
>> Adata 512MB DDR PC3200 CAS 2.5
>> Adata 512MB DDR PC3200 CAS 2.5
>> Zalman Flower CNPS6000-Cu
>> Silent Socket A CPU Cooler -
>> Antec Sonata Piano Black
>> Quiet Case - 380W TruePower
>> Silent PSU
>> Hyundai ImageQuest Q995 19''
>> Perfectly Flat CRT Monitor -
>> Black/Silver
>> Geforce FX 5200 graphics card
>> IBM 60GB HD
>> Western Digital 160GB HD
>> Sometimes when I run CPU intensive applications  the system will
>> crash at seemingly unpredictable times, I have to hard reset the  
>> machine as it
>> is completely unresponsive, I was running an experiment in console  
>> mode and it showed me the kernel panic:
> With those uptimes I would say your heat sink and fan(hsf) is to 
> blame.   The old idea about amds running hot is kind of crap, any cpu 
> will run  hot if not installed correctly or overclocked.  You got that 
> white  stuff between the cpu and hsf?

I disagree (as an owner of one Athlon) The CPU came with it's own fan 
etc. Bios settings (voltage etc) where they should be - but still runs 
hot. In fact so much so that when compiling or make world, freeze 
happens. It's just a known fact that AMD's runs hot. I don't know if 
that's by design or not - nonetheless, I love mine (big old box fan and 

Best regards,

A little ambiguity never hurt anyone.

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