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Date:      Sat, 27 May 2000 04:42:46 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Jim Freeze <>
To:        Donald and Rosalyn Fast <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: Widespread panics on install of 4.0 -solved (at least partly)
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bfc785$ce4269e0$>

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On Fri, 26 May 2000, Donald and Rosalyn Fast wrote:

> Thanks Jim,
> I changed the BIOS timing for memory to be less aggressive  - still no success in installing.
> I removed case cover, and put a portable fan blowing over CPU this lowered CPU temp from
> 49 deg C to 34 deg C and MB temp from 35 deg C to 24 deg C and SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED.
> It is time for a small hardware upgrade of a new case and cooling fan(s).
> I then configured and browsed FreeBSD for 30 minutes until I got a panic when installing 
> GNOME (after installing multiple dependencies, but not yet finished).
> (successfully ran fsck to fix the damage)
> 30 minutes is about twice as long as any previous use.  So I think I am getting somewhere.
> thanks again,

Wow, after lowering my clock speed, I didn't think that heating was that
big of a problem. Glad to hear things are at least installing now.

However, I think you are going to have to lower your cpu
clock speed (ie the cpu multiplier) for this thing to work reliably. 

I am curious as to just how much.


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