[RC5] D.net causing overheating

mj enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET
Wed Nov 14 19:27:44 EST 2001


Hmmm,  do you have "known-good" workstations [ie: hardware setup], too?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Malayter" <rmalayter at bai.org>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:47 PM
Subject: [RC5] D.net causing overheating


> I've come across a real-world example of the d.net client overheating &
> freezing a machine that otherwise performed normally. This has been
> discussed as a theoretical problem with the d.net client on the past in
> this forum.
> 
> An older Pentium Pro 200 user workstation I had cracking away on my network
> started freezing intermittently every hour or so - likely a hardware
> problem, since we use a standard, known-good Win2k disk image on our
> workstation machines. Instead of cracking the case and diagnosing the
> hardware, I decided to remove d.net to see what would happen. I had the user
> continue using the machine for more than a week - no freezes.
> 
> I've just put the d.net client back on to see if my little experiment is
> repeatable on this machine (which probably has a loose heat sink or slow
> fan).
> 
> :::Ryan Malayter, MCSE
> :::Bank Administration Institute
> :::Chicago, Illinois, USA
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