> Or, improve on the motherboard chipset heatsink. This problem only reveals > itself in the warmest of summer months. AC doesn't seem to help, don't know > why. Maybe it's humidity & barometric pressure.
What a robust design - NOT!!! I have an Asus twin-PIII mobo (CUV4X, IIRC). It works fine even when the office is hot and humid (after a weekend of not running the office A/C). Perhaps an ACPI problem? One of my regular customers just had to patch his BIOS to fix yet another ACPI problem with XP. He uses a dual-PIII, same Asus mobo I do. Asus should have an ACPI patch for it. Worth a try? A side note: I have NEVER seen a desktop PC where power management worked correctly with no bugs. I switch all those power management features off so they won't crash or hang the PC. Anyone remember Microsoft's OnNow ? It was an attempt to make PCs boot quickly, within seconds. I guess they figured out it was too difficult to get everyone to comply to the specs necessary to make it happen, so it faded away. Plus, too much cruft and fragmentation would build up in memory in the same boot session anyway, necessitating a reboot if the Blue Screen of Death didn't get you first! OnNow: an idea whose time has come. And gone... Best regards, Ivan Baggett Bagotronix Inc. website: www.bagotronix.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Guralnick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 12:36 PM Subject: Re: [PEDA] Analysing... > ASUS, all my ASUS used to crash in general until I made these 2 changes in > the BIOS: > > Change the DRAM latch timing from 0ns to 0.5ns. > Change the AGP drive strength to manual, make N & P control to F & F. > > Or, improve on the motherboard chipset heatsink. This problem only reveals > itself in the warmest of summer months. AC doesn't seem to help, don't know > why. Maybe it's humidity & barometric pressure. > > _____________ > Brian Guralnick > [EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *