Random panics on new hardware

Martin Hepworth martinh at solid-state-logic.com
Thu Apr 29 10:54:38 BST 2004


is the CPU cool enough?

if dropping the speed down helps, maybe the CPU's getting too hot?

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

Ben Smithurst wrote:
> Well sadly a new PSU didn't help, but at least now I know it's probably
> a nice reliable PSU in there.
> Underclocking the CPU to 1467 MHz does help (the correct speed is 1833
> MHz for an Athlon 2500) and did help even with the old PSU so does that
> give anyone a hint as to where the problem lies?  I'm inclined to blame
> the CPU but it could equally be a motherboard or RAM issue I guess
> (though memtest86 found the RAM to be ok).
> thanks
> -ben


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