Re: [GLLUG] desktop freezing??
benjamincathey at catheycompany.com
Wed Nov 28 09:23:48 EST 2007
The system is older - the MB is an asus. Trying to remember but I believe the machine is a 1.2 ghz machine. I do know how to test the powersupply but don't have a multimeter.
Could it be an issue of being underpowered? I recently put in a newer, larger HDD and also have all 4 usb ports on the machine full (mouse, keyboard, turntable and a hub) plus I put in an expansion card (which has 2 usb HDDs connected to it - the expansion card) - the hub has my iAudio Dock and a webcam attached.
I thought about that earlier - maybe I need a more powerful power supply?
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----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Rudas
[mailto:audiotech50 at gmail.com]
To: Benjamin Cathey
[mailto:benjamincathey at catheycompany.com]
Sent: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 09:05:43
Subject: Re: [GLLUG] desktop freezing??
>->> Benjamin Cathey wrote:
>->> > A few days ago my desktop started freezing - it's acting like it's asleep
>->> or suspended
>->> > but I have power management turned off. The power light on the desktop is
>->> > and when I hit the power button the screen comes back on with a bunch of
>->> > about USB something and then goes black. I went into recovery mode to
>->> > the file systems and they all seem okay. Any ideas?
>->> This type of symptom is often one of the first signs of a power-supply
>->> (PS) problem or CPU capacitor problem. How old is the machine? What
>->> speed is the CPU? What brand is the motherboard? Do you know how to
>->> check the PS? The CPU caps?
>->> ~~ Mikey
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