Intermittent Lockup Issues
Posted on 2003-03-31
Hey all. Been reading the site for a couple weeks, but this is my first post.
Ok, my issue is I have some intermittent lockups. They are pretty rare, so it is more of an annoyance than anything else. I can usually track these issues down, but this one has proven to be rather elusive. I've ran 3 different diagnostics programs. Two of them I ran in Burn-in Mode and had no issues or locks. The 3rd is a DOS based utility, in which I recieved a little more feedback.
When I run a memory test, the system will lock while its checking the external cache. My CPU is an Athlon Thunderbird on a VIA KT133 chipset board. Now since the L2 cache is built on the CPU, is it a foregone conclusion that my CPU is going bad? Or is there possibly other issues that I'm not aware of?
I've also ran Memtester and found no issues. Also ran the DOS utility with only 1 stick of RAM in on all 3 sticks. Any ideas?