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Harddrive makes Buzzing sound when high load on machine
When compiling (with gentoo) it seems to put heavy load on cpu, even crashing X-server at times. The hardware issue is I get a bzzzzz-ing sound from harddrive. I think it may be related to my cflags and USE variables. But not sure of the optimal setting for my box. Here is some box specs.
processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 8 model name : Celeron (Coppermine) stepping : 6 cpu MHz : 797.649 cache size : 128 KB fdiv_bug : no hlt_bug : no f00f_bug : no coma_bug : no fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 2 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse bogomips : 1576.96
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The next time it happens, check the output of "dmesg | tail" to see if the kernel has issued any error messages.
Thanks for the reply Dolda. Before I read it I had already messed around with my USE and cflag settings, and so far don't experience the same issues. But I plan on using that command if I do. I did come across this on the Gentoo site:
Gentoo is more demanding on hardware than most operating systems, because of the large amount of compiling involved. A Gentoo installation, especially from stage 1, may uncover latent hardware problems that have gone unnoticed until now. If you are overclocking your CPU, try running it at its rated speed. Try setting RAM timings in your BIOS to vendor default settings. Make sure your RAM is compatible with your motherboard