Computer keeps crashing

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  1. Chase

    Chase Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, fuck yo

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    Everytime I am in the middle of a game my computer crashes. Just rebuilt the fucking thing last week. I thought it may be a voltage drop since I can hear feedback through my speakers from a neighbors table saw. So I ran an extension cord across my house to another breaker line and last nite I played MVP 2005, NHL 2005 for like two hours with no crashes...great I thought I fixed it. Come home today and it has crashed 4 times already.

    When it goes down, it just reboots, the odd time it will get a blank blue screen. When XP boots again it says serious error but nothing else.

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    1.5 Gigs of Dual Channel DDR400
    Aopen Mother board
    ATI 9600 Pro
     
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    you're over heating most likely

    get an app called speedfan, and check your temps. 99% sure you're overheating.
     
  3. Chase

    Chase Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, fuck yo

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    Temp 1: 34
    Temp 2: 47
    Temp 3: 73


    I checked temps for the CPU and it says it runs around 65 I think...is 7 degrees that much?
     
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    acck, that's way too hot dude. your mobo is prolly set to shut down when it hits 70.

    crack the case and clean the dust out, if there any dust inbetween the fins of the cpu cooler, clean it (it's insulating the heat in)...
     
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    CPU should be no higher than 45 degrees MAXXXXXXX... my 3.4GHz prescott at 3.8GHz stays under 41.
     
  6. Chase

    Chase Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, fuck yo

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    daaamn, i just let that speedfan app go and played a game for like 2 mins and the cpu went up to like 73 :noes:


    why in the fuck is it getting that hot? there is hardly any dust in there, I just bought the damn CPU last week when I rebuilt the machine.
     
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    post pics.

    you probably installed the hsf incorrectly.
     
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    Most likely improper application of thermal paste.
     
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    yeah that would be my first guess too :o
     
  10. Chase

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    OK so i took out the CPU and the paste didnt look like it was adhered to at all...then I found a wire that was preventing the HSF to come into full contact with the CPU. So now I am running speedfan and while CPU temp is at a much cooler 34 deg. The Kernel(i think) temp is still kinda high at 71. What should this be around?
     
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    post a screen shot so I can see what you are talking about.
     
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    i'm getting the same problem, if you figure it out tell me.
     
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    my cpu is way high at 64 degrees and my PWM is at 49 degrees which is kinda of high but at ok right now, how can i get my cpu and PWM to go down more, i've had my computer for a little under 6 months now or so.
     
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    can you post a screen shot of the temp readouts and a picture of your heatsink fan area so we can see what you're working with here?
     
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    that wire you spoke of might have been a thermal probe on the HSF, was it? Or was it jsut a wire from CPU fan or sumthin?

    "Kernel" temp might jsut be motherboard temperature (northbridge). To get that cooler you just need better airflow inside the case and an active cooler on your northbridge (and passive on southbridge if possible, not many need active). Try to get your ambient temperature as low as possible.

    I max load at 40C right now. (either gaming for a few hours or [email protected]/benching for a few days straight) What you might need is a fan with higher CFM rating, and possibly a better heatsink (although that is usually not necessary).

    I'm using THIS
    its very cheap, and isn't that large at all, but its got a freaking 6800RPM fan that pushes almost 40CFM's. I keep it on 5% power though and can't get past 40C (probably 1200RPM's?, very quiet) i know they make cheap little HSF's for your socket type too, jsut make sure it comes with a nice fan and it should work great. I bought mine for $9 and it works better than my $40 HSF.!!!:eek4:
     

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