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Seizes up when you leave it alone, yet the whole time it's running it go full tilt. Inside the case it's 33c.

It's an old P4 2.8Ghz that runs WoW well enough for my slave account. I've been on it for hours now not so much as a hiccup. Then I leave it alone for an hour or so and I can't get it to wake up.


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Maybe try disabling the power saver settings?
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Maybe try disabling the power saver settings?
Good idea.

Also, is there an anti-virus program that is set to run automated scans when the computer is idle? I know Avast does this, and it's annoying--perhaps something like this is going on and messing up coming back from sleep/idle?
    
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Maybe try disabling the power saver settings?
That's what I thought it was too. I disabled Hibernation, Screen Saver, Shutting off the Monitor after 20 mins, etc..

I don't know which one did it but it's still running after being on all night. I'd still like to know why it's doing that. Thought maybe someone had come across this before. I was running XP Pro when I got it, it did it then. I then slapped Ubuntu on it, still did it. Oh well...

There is nothing on it but the OS, FireFox, and WoW.
Edited by Modki - 5/14/08 at 5:23am
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Originally Posted by Modki View Post
That's what I thought it was too. I disabled Hibernation, Screen Saver, Shutting off the Monitor after 20 mins, etc..

I don't know which one did it but it's still running after being on all night. I'd still like to know why it's doing that. Thought maybe someone had come across this before. I was running XP Pro when I got it, it did it then. I then slapped Ubuntu on it, still did it. Oh well...

There is nothing on it but the OS, FireFox, and WoW.
You know, I honestly couldn't tell you which of the features does it, but quite a few of my own personal rigs do that same exact thing. I usually just leave a screensaver on, and have the monitor turn off, that's it . If I want the computer to shut off, I'll do it myself thank you .
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