Re: [GLLUG] desktop freezing??

Benjamin Cathey benjamincathey at
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?

Benjamin Cathey
System Administrator
Cathey Company
4917 Tranter St.
Lansing, MI 48910 USA
Phone:     517.393.4720
Fax:       517.393.4225
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----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Rudas
[mailto:audiotech50 at]
To: Benjamin Cathey
[mailto:benjamincathey at]
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
>->> blinking
>->> > and when I hit the power button the screen comes back on with a bunch of
>->> text
>->> > about USB something and then goes black.  I went into recovery mode to
>->> check
>->> > 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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