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Old 10-13-2003, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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get the vantec aero 7
its new tech fan

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Old 10-13-2003, 11:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If 60 C is shut down temperature, then I'm awfullly close to it, since it reads about 55-57 C.

But could this be an auto shutdown? When the system freezes CPU activity reads 100%, and then it unfreezes after a while. Wouldn't it stay frozen if the CPU was overheated?

Maybe it was a big mistake not getting a case fan, but the guy in the store said it was unnecessary. I know that AMD recommends it.

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Old 10-13-2003, 08:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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no spfd 60degrees celcius is not the default shutdown temp. the default would be closer to around 75-90C. in some CMOS the board lets you adjust the default shutdown temp.

MrData you have a point there. if winME is running stable than that would suggeest a software problem, but that software problem could be caused by hardware instability/ defect/ or failure.

did you take precaution to avoid static discharge while build your computer mrdata? you may have damaged you processor and that could be why it is locking up/ freezing.

if you try this you should know for sure if you problem is due to overheating. test by running winXP. if this fixes your problem you should get a new bigger case with support to install some case fans:

shut down that machine, turn the main power switch in the back where the power supply is to OFF.
touch the case on a metal part and leave your hand on it while you work on the hardware.
unplug the power cord from the power supply. take off the heatsink and CPU. wipe off all the paste( don't use tissue, the fibers will rub off)
reapply new paste and carefully put the heatsink/fan back on
leave the side panels off and if possible use a house fan to direct some air onto the motherboard. use a medium or low setting . if you dont have a house fan skip it. by house fan i mean the 12inch diameter or more fans you get at

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Old 10-15-2003, 01:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok, now the problems are just getting worse. Yesterday my computer wouldn't even boot, not even from a boot floppy. It stops before it starts looking for a boot file, right after it has detected IDE units.

I tried resetting the CMOS, and it worked for a while, then it froze up before it started booting again.

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