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Old 07-27-2004, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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k..i have recently built my first gaming PC...and it worked fine up until a month ago..it started overheating, and my active monitor keeps going berserk, my cpu is a P4 2.8ghz w/ht, and i have two case fans, one is 120mm, the other is 80mm should i get a bigger fan or a new cpu fan and heatsink? ... if anyone has advice plz help
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You sure its the CPU? And not the graphics card?
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pretty positve its not the graphix card because i run an ATI 9200 PRO 128mb
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the 2 case fans should be more than enough to keep it cool. like you suggested invest in a new heat-sink and fan for your processor.

post a picture of the inside of your pc.
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dont got a pic...

yea i was thinking about buying the Vantec Aeroflow2 @ 4000rpm
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oooo, the pic would really help.

buy the new heatsink and see if it cools down.
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k i will try that vut i can at least tell you what i run if that helps
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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not really, just wanted to see how crowded it was. can't you just borrow someone's digital camera or something.

or just buy the new heatsink, if it still overheats, we'll have to look more in depth on your heating problems.
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hmmmm... i will open it up if its crowded should i tape the wires back or try to push them away?
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yea, try to push(not tape) all the cables out of the way of your processor, your chipset and your video card. do you have a sata drive??
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