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Old 09-21-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy FC4 hangs after 15mins amd x2 4200+ abit AN8

Hello everyone !

I am having a hard time with this box, please help me

I installed FC4 x86_64 on this machine and it's freezing everytime I work with it. It can be running for hours, but when I start working on it, it hangs after about 15 mins. It's used as a web server, so I am mainly using apache, php, sftp and ssh (nothing very cpu intensive). I did a custom install and checked the box 'everything'.

I didn't change anything, so it's configured to boot in X, but when it hangs, nothing is working and I get a black screen. At first, I had 2 kernel panics in one day, but now there is nothing on the screen (maybe because the screen was already on stand by).

here's my specs :

AMD 64 x2 4200+
Abit AN8
2 gig of DDR400
Maxtor 250Gb SATA HD
NVIDIA Nforce 4 Chipset
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 128DDR Video
A big PSU

I checked the cpu temps and they seems to be ok (around 46C)
I am used to troubleshoot a computer in windows, so I am more a hardware guy than a linux one, so if you guys could give me some hints about what / where to look in FC4...

Thanks in advance !!

Edit: running smp or not does not change anything

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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If it crashes randomly, try first 'memtest' (on Fedora install CD/DVD).
Old 09-27-2005, 04:06 AM   #3
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DeftonesXP - Just wanted to know if FC4 x86_64 is running fine onm your PC before I download the 64-bit version and install it on my friend's 64-bit PC.

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Jamo - Thanks for the help, but that's the 1st thing I try when I have stability problems with a pc. I always had a "memtest86+ floppy" lying around

wated 45mins to see that the 2 gigs of ram were ok ...

Update : after one day of trouble (lot's of reboots), I remember that I changed a ram setting (Command Rate, from 1T to 2T). 2T seems very unstable, but memtest doesnt show any error with 2T very strage indeed.

Now it's a bit more stable, but the machine still hangs once or twice a day, which is really not great for a server

Any other advices ?


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