[Techtalk] Nforce A7N8X motherboard forgets clock multiplier on reboot

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Sun Dec 5 22:18:12 EST 2004

At 12/4/04 11:03 PM , Mary wrote:
>2. Subsequent failures tend to follow hot on the heels (as it were) of
>the first failure, which supports a overheating hypothesis

Agreed. In my experience, if you have a spontaneous reset problem, and then 
when you reboot immediately, the machine continues to keep crashing, *but* 
if you let it sit (unpowered) for a little while, then you can get an hour 
or two of good work out of it... then that pretty well points to an 
overheating problem.

My advice would be to add a another case fan or two. Or to double-check the 
CPU fan and heat-sink... is it enough, and is the thermal grease well 
applied? (The problem there is that having too much can be just as bad as 
having too little - or as bad as having the right amount, but not smoothly 
spread about.)

                                                 --Kai MacTane
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  Nor do the wind, the sun and the rain.
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