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Old 10-24-2009, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently replaced my hard drive...i low level formatted and installed windows xp on it..I have a PCChips Mobo M825G I have 1 gb of ram. after just recently downloading all the updated drivers and without installing any other programs, I am noticing the computer locking up. I have to manual reset it each time. Does this have to do with cooling by chance? I checked the bios and the mobo is overclocked at 166mhz running as athlon mp. the cpu temp is 56C and the system temp is 46C . I only have 1 case fan. Is this about normal for this type of computer? I can run the processor as 133mhz or even 100mhz dont know if this could be a problem either.....
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i would try changing the overclocking first.

i remember reading somewhere that dangerous temps are around 70. can't remember if F or C. Also, my laptop was running in the 70-80 range regularly just fine
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Try remounting the heatsink on the processor... How long have you owned the computer?
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i would try changing the overclocking first.

i remember reading somewhere that dangerous temps are around 70. can't remember if F or C. Also, my laptop was running in the 70-80 range regularly just fine


I hope you realize what exactly you just said... Because I don't understand how someone with more than 4k posts doesn't have a working knowledge of Celcius and Fahrenheit.
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