Bios Freezes

By Klohgloh
Jun 15, 2008
  1. Hello,
    I guess I already posted few topics here about my never-ending, disappearing and reappearing problem with freezing computer.
    At first i thought it was my Windows which were causing this, but then i installed Ubuntu and there was the exact same problem: mouse stops, keyboard doesn't react, everything seems dead (after a RANDOM amount of time of running the comp.) and i have to turn off/reset the computer. Also it can freeze in Bios too.
    So i suspect a hardware problem - (i found something very similar here: where people tried to change almost every part of their computer except CPU with no succes)
    So i started changing one component after another (it makes PSU, graphics card, RAMs so far). I also tried to run only the most needed components for the case it'd be a insufficient power.
    So now it looks like a damaged motherboard OR CPU.

    Anyway, before buying some new parts I want to ask for help with setting up BIOS which i think could be set faulty, but ... well, last try ;)

    I have noticed that when it freezes i have THIS in 'Health Status' in bios (the temperatures stay like this - they don't change and they are always the same after a freeze or just after running the computer some time too). Does anyone have an idea why is this happening ?
    Normally when everything is OK this screen looks like THIS. Here, are all the voltages ok ?
    I add this output from ubuntu's 'sensors' command:
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    VCore:       +1.33 V  (min =  +0.70 V, max =  +1.87 V)
    +12V:        +3.04 V  (min =  +2.13 V, max = +15.38 V)
    +3.3V:       +3.17 V  (min =  +1.55 V, max =  +1.15 V)
    +5V:         +5.01 V  (min =  +6.19 V, max =  +6.00 V)
    -12V:        +0.72 V  (min = -14.09 V, max = -14.91 V)
    V5SB:        +4.81 V  (min =  +3.90 V, max =  +6.10 V)
    VBat:        +2.88 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.80 V)
    fan1:          0 RPM  (min = 1638 RPM, div = 8)
    CPU Fan:    2721 RPM  (min = 84375 RPM, div = 8)
    fan3:          0 RPM  (min = 4821 RPM, div = 8)
    M/B Temp:    +35.0°C  (high =  +0.0°C, hyst =  +0.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
    CPU Temp:    +31.5°C  (high = +120.0°C, hyst = +115.0°C)  sensor = diode
    temp3:       +53.0°C  (high = +120.0°C, hyst = +115.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
    cpu0_vid:   +1.375 V
    Oh, and i also tried adding one more fan in the case to cool the insides a bit ... not sure if it makes much sense actually, anyway it didn't help ;).

    Well, i'd appreciate any help. If you won't find anything odd on these values i'll ask about some other options in Bios i don't know how to set up.
    Thanks !
  2. Daproblemis

    Daproblemis TS Rookie Posts: 46

    This may be a stupid reply. Have you tried restiing the Bios to default? If so, what happened?

    Hoping to help.
  3. Klohgloh

    Klohgloh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Yes, I tried this ... and i found out that the default setting isn't always the best ;)
  4. Klohgloh

    Klohgloh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    anyone ???
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