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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Hi All,

My A31p keeps freezing for the last week. When it happens, the machine needs hard restart. Then it may freeze again after, say 15min.
Today I took a photo of the error that popped up on the screen:

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Is this a hardware or software problem and where should I start looking?

I will appreciate your comments.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:12 pm 
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If you have 2 sticks of memory, take 1 out. See if it still crashes. This is a start only!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:47 pm 
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jronald wrote:
If you have 2 sticks of memory, take 1 out. See if it still crashes. This is a start only!

Ron

Hi Ron,

Thank you for that.

Two tests completed on both memory sticks separately removed. No change, steel freezes.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:27 pm 
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Boot from a "live" Linux CD and see whether it freezes there.

What's the 7-character model number of that A31p, BTW? 265?-???

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:04 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Boot from a "live" Linux CD and see whether it freezes there.

What's the 7-character model number of that A31p, BTW? 265?-???

Hi,

It is 2653-R6U.

I am not sure if I have a Linux CD anywhere, but will have a look.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Here you go
http://www.livecdlist.com/

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:05 am 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Check_Exception

My guess would be:

- Memory (slot) issues. Try different memory chips, one at a time in each slot;
- CPU fan issues;
- Processor failure;
- System board issue (most likely)

I would open the unit up and clean out all the dust. Remove the cpu fan, unseat and reseat the processor. Clean off the old heatsink compound and apply some new compound. Put everything back together and keep your fingers crossed...

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