I’ve got an older Inspiron 1000 laptop which I use for checking email and writing and other such stuff as my Macs are rendering. (Including adding my MacBook Pro to the mix if there is a project deadline)
The main HDD loads XP pro, but I also run Puppy Linux (with a flash drive as the dump drive) as well as FreeSBIE. From day one with Puppy, I’ve noticed that the system has tendancy to suddenly just power down like someone pulled the plug. Especially while doing anything like watching video.
At first I thought it was some kind of odd glitch with the system being run from ram and the gxine media player.
Then I was using FreeSBIE. First few times, nothing really happened, and then it started doing the same thing with files and mPlayer. Then today the same thing happened in XP pro.
So I rebooted into FreeSBIE and loaded XFCE and watched the CPU temp. It operated @ 72 - 75 for most tasks. Then I loaded a video and it started to creep up. So I stopped playing the video and the system remained stable.
Anyone else had problems like this?