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So I have new rig setup as follows. Mainly to be used as a file server.

Mobo: BIOSTAR NM70I-847
Cpu: Intel Celeron 847 1.1GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PSU: nMEDIAPC HTPC 1080iP Typical 60W
HDD: 320gb 2.5in for OS
2x1TB for storage



It is running Linux Mint 14. The problem is that it seems to randomly just shutdown. No warning, lockup, or noticeable errors. It shutdowns and then boots itself right back up.

Thought at first it was PSU so I tried another one but still same issue. Tried stress testing it with blend test plus all harddrive being utilized, and it didn't fail. One thing to note is that it is currently not in a case. Its sitting elevated on a wood board, could it be shorting?

So question, is it faulty RAM? Motherboard? or Linux issues?

I really have no clue and this rig was meant to be reliable.... Any help would be great!
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Likely not shorting if it's on a wood board. Make sure you set bios to default as OC's under Linux are much more picky than Windows, at least until you can rule that out if it is OC'd. Set your ram to the proper timing and voltage, and the lot. I don't think it's a hardware fault if all that stuff is new.

I would say check the logs to see if there's a kernel panic happening.
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Likely not shorting if it's on a wood board. Make sure you set bios to default as OC's under Linux are much more picky than Windows, at least until you can rule that out if it is OC'd. Set your ram to the proper timing and voltage, and the lot. I don't think it's a hardware fault if all that stuff is new.
I would say check the logs to see if there's a kernel panic happening.

Thanks!

There is no OC and RAM I believe is set properly. Checked the log and nothing from my understanding shows up as a kernel panic. It just shows it booting back up but im not too familiar as to what/where to look.
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did you some how set timed shutdowns and startups? do the shutdowns have any order or is it random?

also, does this happen when the computer is in use? does it start up again right away?
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did you some how set timed shutdowns and startups? do the shutdowns have any order or is it random?
also, does this happen when the computer is in use? does it start up again right away?

No timed shutdowns. The shutdowns have no order, sometimes within 15 minutes other times hours. It starts up right away.

Could one of the secondary hard drives cause a complete system reboot? Was streaming a movie and it rebooted within a couple minutes of starting. I'll have to test it further.
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check /var/log/kernel or it should be a similar name
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check /var/log/kernel or it should be a similar name

Ya nothing in the log files that state any error. Only thing I can find is when it boots backup.

Tried reinstalling but still same exact issues. I think it might be the harddrive I pulled it from an old laptop and that had issues before. I will try a different harddrive.
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Hi, just wanted to let you know I am having the same problems. It seems to be an Ubuntu and Windows problem, probably with the BIOS. I can run other distros that aren't Ubuntu based, and they seem to have no problems, even after 24 hours. I also tried installing Vista, and it had no problems until I tried to do my updates. About 2/3 of the way through the updates, it crashed. I haven't completed my testing yet and won't until next week. I am pretty sure Debian based distros have no problem. Zorin OS does crash also. I have a disc burnt with Linux Mint DE and will be trying it next. It doesn't seem to be a 64 bit problem either. If you find anything in the meantime or have time to verify my results, that would be great. Thanks, Rob
P.S. I just created my account to post on this. You can reach me by email @ robpettet.82@gmail.com.

BTW, Go Bucks! I'm from Ohio.
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Run for your lives! An undead thread!

As to answer your question, it is probably a hardware problem if both Windows and Ubuntu do it. However, assuming your theory that non-ubuntu based distributions work, I don't know if Debian will work either because remember, Ubuntu is based off Debian.

If it is a BIOS problem, just randomly change settings until the problem doesn't occurr. Info on your system will help and an accurate description on how your computer crashes will help too. However, this thread will probably be closed before you can get the help you need. My recomendation: Make a new thread.
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It's been a long time but I have the same motherboard and encountered the problem. I found what is given as a solution here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2094859

In case the URL is deleted: add "i915.i915_enable_rc6=0" to /etc/default/grub "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT". Should look something like this then:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.i915_enable_rc6=0"

Then run:
sudo update-grub

Reboot the system.

Changing the settings in BIOS doesn't help, according to the guy who identified the problem and reported it to BIOStar, who haven't fixed it or announced that they fixed it if they did.

Hope that helps.
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