[ubuntu-uk] Motherboards dying ( was:Re: possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?)

James Dalley j.dalley at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Apr 18 23:07:20 BST 2008

        On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 18:43 +0100, Chris Smith wrote: 
andylockran wrote:
> Andrew Oakley wrote that he'd only had two motherboards die in the
> last 20 years.
> I've not been so lucky, putting down around 5 of my PCs failings to
> the motherboard dying (albeit through some kind of PSU surge in a
> couple of cases).
> So how common is it?  Have you had a motherboard die on you?

I've had 4 in the space of a 2 weeks :) Turns out the PSU was toasted
and was blowing each of the newly RMA'd boards up. Lesson learnt pay
some money for a decent PSU because I've never lost a board after
investing in a decent one.



        slightly off the motherboard branch: just checked my system info, and it now says I have 1.9GB memory instead of 2! Definitely sending it back now...




        From what you have put on pastebin the problem seems to be with the first half of the second core(CPU3), which  its throwing a fit about, also this cron job:
Apr 17 13:09:01 farran-desktop /USR/SBIN/CRON[15286]: (root) CMD (  [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) -print0 | xargs -r -0 rm)

it does'nt seem to like.






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okay... that's interesting. Why would that be? Can it be fixed or do I need to RMA it or something?


With the way the an MB connects to the processor, I'd point to the MB before anything else.


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