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Re: Malfunctioning system



On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 08:06:20PM -0500, Eitan Bonderover wrote:
 
> I recently put together a computer. It's an Athlon 64 3000+ with 512 MB 
> of RAM, an AOpen AK86-L mobo, NEC DVD+/-RW, 160 GB SATA drive and some 
> older ATI graphics card. I've had no end of problems with this system 
> and I'm asking for some advice here mostly because Fedora (FC1 for x86 
> 64) is the only distro that I managed to install successfully.
> 
> The first problem I had was that the memory was flaky. This was solved 
> by moving the RAM module to the next slot.
> 
> Memtest usually works for a couple of passes but then usually crashes 
> due to an "unexpected interrupt".
> 
> Currently I had some issues with the fan, it was rubbing up against some 
> power cables, not good at all. Ever since that Fedora won't boot. It 
> tries to set the hostname and seems to hang.
<snip> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do before I start 
> replacing parts?

Along with the suggestions to check temperatures (perhaps via the BIOS
Setup) I'd pay close attention to the power supply.  I've had several
systems that were flakey due to underpowered voltages.

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