Nicola Hannah Butterfield Posted October 15, 2022 Author Share Posted October 15, 2022 46 minutes ago, malc-c said: How old is the PC in the shed that you are having all these issues with. Any details of make and model of the main board, processor and RAM info would be helpful. A crash opening a CR2 raw file shouldn't crash the PC, and you shouldn't be getting all these lockups when plugging or unmounting a USB device I know, and I didn't, well bar the odd connection fail in BYE and this is what it was. Not quite sure what the age has to do with it, however specs are as follows CPU Athlon II X3 455 so it is coming up on maybe 12 years old. MOBO ASRock 960GC-GS FX https://www.asrock.com//MB/AMD/960GC-GS FX/index.asp#Specification RAM 4GB of 1600Mhz Kingston HyperX in one slot, there were 2 but one failed. PNY 240GB SSD Grpahics MSI 560Ti latest drivers. I did notice an issue with Stellarium in a windowed mode, it Stellarium would crash, but that was with the onboard graphics, I didn't try it like that after I installed the graphics card So whilst it isn't new by any stretch is more than up to the job, it will even take the FX8300 I have in this system, when it gets upgraded, though likely just to use the whole system, but I can't get new comp kit and astro kit. I do have a spare MSI MOBO but it is only AM3, having just about recovered everything from the previous SSD I could install that and try that system, but it is only a dual core. I know opening a CR2 shouldn't crash the system, but it did seem too, I didn't open another, and it didn't crash coincidence more likely than not. PSU this could be the cause of the comp shut down/crash, but unlikely to be the APT issue, which I still think is a cable/connection issue. I have a spare PSU to try if it continues. when the dummy battery for the 40D arrives I will try with that, the current battery is past its best and while it charges drops off very quickly after 80%. Conversely, these issue might also be why the system failed, and it has taken me so long to fix, in 30 years of putting systems together I have never had one so difficult to fix, and the problem also seemed to occur on the MSI MOBO, just no video output either onboard or separate graphic, till I tried the MSI 560Ti, then I started getting somewhere, not even a POST screen, and yes tried umpteen vga dvi cables. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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