my computer hangs from time to time and...

Peter Lewis prlewis at letterboxes.org
Mon Oct 8 09:22:03 BST 2007


On Sunday 07 October 2007 23:30:50 Paul wrote:
> This open bug... I don't know, maybe could be that. The computer is an
> AMD Athlon64 4200+, asus m2n-e motherboard, 2gb ram, 3 x 250 Gb Sata
> HDD and ati radeon x1600pro.

Yeah, the bug I was referring to shouldn't freeze the machine permanently, 
just for a minute or so every now and again, and there shouldn't be any long 
term effects. So, if your machine isn't unfreezing, I doubt it's that.

Did you try a memcheck?

BTW, don't discount hardware problems because it doesn't seem to happen in 
Windows. Both systems will use the machine in quite different ways. I used to 
have a machines which worked fine all the time until I tried to compile all 
of KDE once, then I realised that it was dropping bits in the RAM, but most 
of the time I never used them (compiling all of KDE takes lots of time / 
memory / patience).

Pete.



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