[scottish] Random lockups! Hardware Diagnostics?

Harry F Doherty harryfdoherty at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Oct 16 16:12:47 BST 2005

On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 02:55:23PM +0100, B C Kupris wrote:
> Harry F Doherty wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >I've been having random lockups on my machine - no response to keyboard
> >or mouse.
> My machine started locking up seemingly randomly yestarday evening, I 
> opened her up and checked the CPU heatsink, completely blocked with 
> dust. The GPU heatsink was just as bad and I think it was probably the 
> graphics card which was crashing the system crashed only after X 
> started. Gave them a good clean and problem solved. I wonder how many 
> people have "broken" pcs which are just in need of some tlc.
> ck

Spot on.
There was a thick carpet of stoor between my cpu fan and the heat sink.
Amazing that the thing worked at all.
Hopefully that's it resolved.

thanks to all who replied.


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