Random panics on new hardware

Ben Smithurst ben at FreeBSD.org
Wed Apr 28 10:26:36 BST 2004

Dimitrios wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:55:34 +0100 "Ben Smithurst" <ben at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> Further to my previous post I've noticed that the power supply
>> advertised on ebuyer as 400W is actually marked on the side as O/P
>> (which I presume means output power) 235W - so maybe that's more likely
>> to be the problem than I thought?
> I think a 250W is the bare minimum to run on a new computer.
> Can you find a spare 400W psu to try?

Sadly not.  My old case had a 235W PSU which is what worries me -- that
case is from the days of AMD K6 CPUs or maybe the very earliest Athlons
(it's about five years old).

> You might want to install another operating system, just so you can
> rule out any freebsd-specific incompatibilities.

Hmm.  I could pull the hard disk out of my windows machine and stick
it in I guess, it's just a real PITA since I work from home and am
excessively busy this week. :-( I really should have left the upgrade
til bank holiday weekend, I know!

I think a new PSU may be the best option then.

thanks anyway

Ben Smithurst / ben at FreeBSD.org                 FreeBSD: The Power To Serve

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