- Oct 10, 2009
- 867 (0.29/day)
- London, UK
|System Name||The one under the desk / Media Centre|
|Processor||Xeon X3730@3.6GHZ / Phenom II X4 805E|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte P55M-UD4 / Asus Crosshair III|
|Cooling||Corsair H70 + 2*PWM fan / Arctic Alpine 11|
|Memory||16GB DRR3-1333 9-9-9-27 / 4GB Crucial DDR3-1333|
|Video Card(s)||Asus DirectCU GTX 680 / Gigabyte 560TI|
|Storage||Kingston V200 128GB, WD6400AAKS, 1TB Seagate 7.2kRPM SSHD / Kingston V200 128GB|
|Display(s)||Samsung 2343BW + Dell Ultrasharp 1600*1200 / 32" TV|
|Case||C'M' Silencio 550 / Some ancient SilverStone brushed aluminium media centre|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake Toughpower XT 675W / EVGA 430W|
|Mouse||Mionix Naos 3200 / Generic PS2|
|Keyboard||Roccat Ryos TKL Pro / Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard (Logitech OEM)|
|Software||Windows 7 Ult x64|
Ok, so a few weeks ago my accommodation block at uni switched to wireless-only networking. I've had to start using a shitty old USB wireless dongle that I have, and since doing so I've been running into a couple of problems. The timing may or may not be a coincidence.
- Every couple of days or so the system hangs. Music keeps playing but the mouse and keyboard do nothing, even when unplugged and plugged back in. The system clock does not advance. The event manager reveals nothing other than the unexpected shutdown.
- Frequently cursor movement becomes stuttery. This can be fixed by unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in again, or sometimes by banging the mouse on the table.