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Afkpuz

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Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« on: November 01, 2008, 09:22:21 pm »
Ok guys, I have another thread where I asked about my hard lockups and that one ended with me thinking that my lockups were a thermal problem.  Well, I'm back to say that there must be more going on than thermal problems. 

As of right now, I have the side of my computer off and a box fan blowing air into it.  Yet my core still locks up when I leave it for a few hours.  I think that since I've reinstalled so many times, only once in a long time, an install does not lock up.  So here is my question:

What are the common causes of lockups?

P.S. I have turned the screensaver off

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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 01:18:14 am »
Main causes:
  • bad hardware
  • incompetence
  • proprietary drivers
« Last Edit: November 07, 2008, 04:49:51 am by Zaerc »
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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 01:39:24 am »
well, i've tested all the hardware I can.  I suppose I could try swapping out the mobo.  Which piece of hardware could be the culprit though?

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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 08:30:31 am »
I used a motherboard that used the forcedeth NIC driver and that caused a lot of hard lockups for me. Changing to a different motherboard solved my problem. I've been using the M2N-SLI Deluxe for quite a few months now with no hard lockups.

Yours is also likely a specific hardware/driver issue

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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 09:51:04 pm »
I think I'll just hold out until the next release.  I saw a huge jump in my hardware compatibility from 0704 to 0710.  hopefully 8.10 will resolve this problem.

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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 10:27:24 pm »
had some old drivers for a wireless card that caused my lockup problems.  recompiled the newer drivers and it ended

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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 11:04:14 pm »
I used a motherboard that used the forcedeth NIC driver and that caused a lot of hard lockups for me. Changing to a different motherboard solved my problem. I've been using the M2N-SLI Deluxe for quite a few months now with no hard lockups.

Yours is also likely a specific hardware/driver issue

Yep... I think thats good advice.

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Re: Hard lockups more than just thermal problem
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 07:24:06 pm »
So, I got a new motherboard and my issue is gone.  I still don't know which aspect of my old mobo was the problem, but now things are golden.  Thanks for the advice guys.