[GLLUG] desktop freezing??

Chris Chan crazytales at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 17:56:24 EST 2007

Asus used quality capacitors on P3 era boards but cheaped out in the
Prescott P4 era where arguably quality caps were needed most. USB
powering issues would be my first guess since a lot of your devices
are bus powered (mouse, keyboard, webcam). Since both USB devices and
the CPU are powered on the +5v rail, your PSU's 5v rail is progbably
getting overloaded.

On Nov 28, 2007 11:29 AM, Michael Rudas <audiotech50 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Benjamin Cathey wrote:
> > As far as Power Supplies go - the more wattage the better, correct?
> >  The system will only draw what it needs, right?  Or am I remembering wrong?
> Mostly right.  The efficiency and power factor ratings of
> higher-wattage PSs is kinda variable, but differences are (usually)
> minor, especially for quality units.  A 400W PS would not be overkill;
> an 800-watt one would.  I still think the PS is the problem, but check
> the caps, as well.
> > I figured Linux would have a message somewhere if the problem was overheating though.
> It was only a suggestion based on experience.  Linux can't read ALL
> thermal-monitor ICs, unfortunately -- but the BIOS can.
> ~~ Mikey
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