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    Computer Crashing

    Anyone else experiencing computer crashes today? Mine is crashing about every 5 minutes or so. National news says there were a lot of crashes. I just got in on the tail end of the story. Not sure what's causing it?
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    Re: Computer Crashing

    Not a single problem.
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    Re: Computer Crashing

    The Akamai DNS edge server outage should have only prevented you from reaching some Internet servers (not really crashing websites). You would have gotten unable to connect errors in your web browser, for example. It shouldn't have caused your personal computer to crash or freeze.

    If there is something on your personal computer that maybe shouldn't be there or something with a bug in the code, running with escalated privileges, then maybe the inability to connect to those servers could cause your computer to crash or freeze.
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    Re: Computer Crashing

    Just visiting my usual music websites. It would suddenly return to my web browser. I think Bob might have nailed it. Been wanting to replace my current laptop anyway. Maybe now's the time?
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    Re: Computer Crashing

    It depends on what your current laptop is. There have been some pretty amazing strides over the past few years in laptops. There are some super power houses such as the one I own that actually uses desktop CPU (8 full cores) and GPUs. On the other end of the spectrum I am very surprised and happy with how excellent the Microsoft Surfaces have been.

    We use some for our engineers and field compliance officers and they out perform our new Dell desktops in the office and they just seem to keep going and going. I recently retired some Surface Pro 1's (yes the first generation machines). They all still worked fine, I was able to restore and update them to current levels of Windows, but they have just become outdated hardware. But dam, they still worked even though they had been beaten up on pretty bad out in the field.

    I absolutely love my Surface Pro 6 which I use both as a Roon controller and as a secondary computer. I take this with me on trips rather than bringing my larger laptop. Pretty remarkable machine. Surface Pro 7 and 7+ are out now (I just bought one for a new engineering coming soon at work).
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    Re: Computer Crashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    It depends on what your current laptop is. There have been some pretty amazing strides over the past few years in laptops. There are some super power houses such as the one I own that actually uses desktop CPU (8 full cores) and GPUs. On the other end of the spectrum I am very surprised and happy with how excellent the Microsoft Surfaces have been.

    We use some for our engineers and field compliance officers and they out perform our new Dell desktops in the office and they just seem to keep going and going. I recently retired some Surface Pro 1's (yes the first generation machines). They all still worked fine, I was able to restore and update them to current levels of Windows, but they have just become outdated hardware. But dam, they still worked even though they had been beaten up on pretty bad out in the field.

    I absolutely love my Surface Pro 6 which I use both as a Roon controller and as a secondary computer. I take this with me on trips rather than bringing my larger laptop. Pretty remarkable machine. Surface Pro 7 and 7+ are out now (I just bought one for a new engineering coming soon at work).
    Oops! Randy, I ordered the computer before checking your response above. I created another thread asking advice on the computer I just ordered. We've always had good luck with Dell. We've owned several over the years. Right now I'm using an HP laptop for just superficial stuff...like surfing forums, ordering stuff, and general information. Almost no music stuff. No gaming. I have a dedicated Dell desktop for music and recording. Except for the crashing lately the HP has been OK, nothing spectacular. Although it's about to run out of processing power. Could be crash related maybe?
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Headphones/Amp: Focal Stellia phones, NAIM Uniti Atom Headphone Edition headphone amp/music player/server/streamer.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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