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    What can I say? I like serial. Curiosity's Avatar
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    RAM can also cause instant reboots.

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    I'd have to say its not RAM. RAM is random and so this problem wouldnt happen every time then.

    As for the CPU, I might as well flip a coin, because mostly any problem you can blame on a CPU, you can blame on a mobo too. I'd much prefer NOT to replace either since its a core duo, and i dont have the money for that or a mac mini mobo.

    I'd like to think it has to do with RR and iG4.

    Funny thing is, everything works fine when i have the BU-353 disabled (well, everything minus actual GPS tracking), I mean, iG4 starts in RR fine and doesnt crash. hell, iG4 works fine outside of RR.
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    One more question...

    I am using Xport3, and at the bottom, it has a set of devices and you're supposed to checkmark the one that you're using. well I didn't have anything checkmarked, and since i checked the GPS receiver, I think that its not crashing (havent gotten a chance to test it on a long drive).

    Also, with Xport3, is it bad to feed to more virtual com ports than you need? i was feeding to 3 buy only using 2.
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    The list at the bottom allows you to automatically stop and start drivers when you hibernate. I don't use it since most things I've tried don't start back up half the time.

    I have about 6 virtual ports and use about 4 or 5 most of the time, mostly so I can use a different port for everything. You can have as many as you want.

    RAM sometimes isn't random. I've seen systems that don't reboot until enough memory is used that it hits the bad spot. Keep opening lots of memory intensive programs and it will eventually hit it (if it's memory).

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    Thanks! I wish I new that the checkboxes were basically devcon.exe+hibernatetrigger sooner. since I checkmarked my GPS it has only randomly restarted once. Then again the longest drive ive tried so far is maybe 20 minutes. I'll have to try the mem thing, But ive done some DVD encoding on it and everything was fine, I cant think of anything that is much more memory and processor intensive than that

    I know this isnt the "proper" thread for this question but instead of starting a new thread for a simple question: Why does RR need a GPS feed at all? I mean, if it doesn't affect my navigation, do I even need to give it GPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KryptonianJorel View Post
    Why does RR need a GPS feed at all? I mean, if it doesn't affect my navigation, do I even need to give it GPS?
    Speed, compass, gas and weather to name a few.

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    Anyone else habing problems chaning the color of their map in IG4? I cannot do this for some reason...

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    I just installed iGuidance 4 after using 3 with no problems. Now my computer crashes within 5 minutes of using IG4. I am also using xport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    did you update any drivers ? are you using a usb, serial or Bluetooth GPS ? As I posted in the other thread, Blue Screens/Reboots/Total Lockups (which include mouse/keyboard) are normally signs of DRIVER or hardware issues. Software issues normally don't cause the OS to quit. The increased memory and/or CPU load from the new GPS software may have triggered the issue, but it's unlikely it's the "software" itself.
    Computer is on the way (being built), was looking to buy a GPS receiver (probably the BU 353). Reading about the problems restoring from hibernate with USB connected GPS, was looking for one that has serial connector. Cant find any.

    Found a cable with a Ps2 connector, that aslo requires a driver so I wasnt sure if it would have the same problem.

    Question : Arent there any GPS receivers (or I should say a Globalsat BU 353) that have just a serial plug on the end? (is there power on the serial connector?)
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