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- Sudden Power Off and Reboot
November 12, 2007, 11:23 am
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I have this problem for the past three months or so. My computer
suddenly switches off and then reboots. There seems to be no problem
with the operating system. I am using Slackware GNU/Linux 11.0 on an
AMD CPU (the exact model I need to look it up).
I mainly suspect the CPU heat to be the problem. To alleviate this
problem I have removed the casing provided (so that the CPU and
motherboard are directly exposed to the atmosphere). Even then this
problem is not going away.
Can anybody suggest me the things that I can do to sort this out?
Re: Sudden Power Off and Reboot
Reboots can be caused by processor overheating, bad memory, bad power supply,
even a bad motherboard. Removing case panels can cause the motherboard and disk
drives to run hotter because the case panels must be on for the exhaust fans to
draw air through the case. Use memtest86 to test memory; it should be on some of
your Linux CDs (Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, etc.).
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