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Hello everyone! Funny thing was I got another computer up and running and ended up using it to fix my computer that just crashed.
I have ubuntu lucid 64bit install with
9500gt nvidia graphics
amdx2 64 58Ghz processor
and Asus Mobo m2a-VM
Now my computer was idle and I noticed it was froze on the screen saver and wouldn't respond so I hard restarted the computer and It booted to the bios and froze then I restarted again and it wouldn't even load to the bios. Is there anything in ubuntu that I might have messed with to cause my mobo to crash and not work again. My processor, ram, and all my other accessories still work with a different (older) asus mobo m2n-tvm?
Are you sure that it is the motherboard? Freezes can (and in my experience mostly are) caused by a faulty PSU. I would try that to be sure. Otherwise I would assume that it is pure coincidence, I don't think it was your Ubuntu that made the error. But to exclude the very rare case that it might be, have you tried to reset your BIOS?
If it won't even boot to the BIOS, it sounds like you're kind of S.O.L....
Please try the following (obvious, I'm sure, but...):
1. Reset the BIOS (most motherboards have a jumper for this purpose)
2. Check the power supply
3. Remove individual components (including RAM, and the keyboard!) and restore them one at a time until you get a boot (or give up and buy a new motherboard)
Yes I did all this prior to posting. My PSU is hooked up to a different mobo right now and it works just fine with all my ram, cpu and hard drives. so as far as I can tell they seem to be fine. My old motherboard is hooked up to a scrap atx case with only the psu and a monitor hooked up and the only response I get is the cpu fan starts up and black screen then the monitor gets the no signal. So yea I believe I am S.O.L lol. By the way does anybody know any makers who make linux certified boards. I've never seen them.
Just an update Further testing but still unsure, I think it might the PSU. I hooked another mother board up to the PSU and got the same problem. But the motherboard wouldn't boot back to bios even with a different PSU. I reset checksum and put multiple Ram sticks in their and test all the ram. Once I got a bad test with memtest with 1 ram stick but I reseated and ran the test again and it cleared. So After screwing with all my CMOS, Ram and PSU(S), I think my conclusion is a faulty PSU. I guess I just have to wait to get a PSU test to confirm that though. I am using a different PSU now with my orginal mobo that I thought died. So In time will tell.
Just let this post be a lesson to some. Just because a PSU, Ram, may be quality cheap it may be better off going with your mobo recommendations and a more expensive PSU.