[Cialug] Slightly OT: Stupid computer problems

Bailey, Jonathan C bailj0 at bp.com
Fri Jun 3 16:02:51 CDT 2005

As far as I've seen, this model doesn't have temp info in the BIOS, but using AIDA32 shows no temp information.


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Subject: Re: [Cialug] Slightly OT: Stupid computer problems

Bailey, Jonathan C wrote:
> I've got this computer which is giving me headaches. It's a Dell Opteplex GX series that just shuts off on its own. Well, kinda shuts off. When it goes down, the screen blanks (no video signal), the power supply fan stops, the power light stays on, and the drives keep spinning. The only way to get it out of this state is to unplug/plug it back in. Here's what I've done..
> * swapped power supplies with a known good one
> * ran memtest86+ - passed
> * ran DFT - passed
> I don't want to restore, but is this the realistic next step? Anything else to check out?

Go into bios and disable the power saver stuff. Also check the 
temperature threshold... is it possible that it's overheating? Some 
Dells have a status page in BIOS that shows current temps.


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