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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Hard crashes, what should I be checking for? [SOLVED] Reply with quote

For a while now I've been getting hard crashes* when playing certain games in wine, I wasn't too worried, as I figured it was a bug with running wine-9999.

But I recently tried to emerge the latest gcc, and every time I try to emerge it, it does the same thing partway through the compile.

If someone could give me a checklist of things to check to diagnose this, I'd appreciate it.


I'm not a total newb with linux, but I have't had to dig around in gentoo's internals much, so tell me what you need to know to help.



*no shutdown time, the machine just stops, as though someone flipped the power switch.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a list, but my first guess:
Playing games and compiling --> high CPU load --> temperature problem?!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what do you know, I open up my tower, take off the heatsink fan (there was a layer of dust trapped *under* it), take a vacuume to the whole thing, and now I get through a GCC compile without any issues.

I've been running for a few months since the first time this happened. Are there any tests (other than just waiting to see if it happens again/running a kernal compile lots) to see if this has done any permenant damage?


I'm running a 6-core system, so I suppose if one processor's broken, I'd be able to disable it?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it locks down I would not expect any permanent damage. Most possibly there is a shutdown temperature set in BIOS to protect the CPU from overheating. If the CPU is broken the system won't even boot at all, I never heard of any spurious bug caused by overheating.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good to know, Thanks :)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quincy wrote:
Not a list, but my first guess:
Playing games and compiling --> high CPU load --> temperature problem?!

One shot, one kill. Damn good sniping there, Quincy!
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