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Old 06-04-2007, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got this system I'm working on for a friend and it's giving me random problems that I can't put together to make sense. I ran a diagnosis using Hot CPU Tester Pro and the only thing that comes up with an error is the L2 cache. Here is the diagnosis report.

Hot CPU Tester Pro
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 17:12:49
Diagnostic Report
Test Started at: 07:42:08
Test Duration: 06:00:00
Physical Processors Available: 1
Logical Processors Available: 1
Multi-Processors System(SMP): Not Available
Hyper-Threading Technology: Available
CPU Name String: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Speed: 2659MHz
Logical Processors Tested: CPU 0
Average CPU(s) Performance: 100.0%

Modules Results:
Complex Matrix: Finished without error
Calculating Pi: Finished without error
Sorting Algorithms: Finished without error
Prime Test: Finished without error
Fast Fourier Transforms: Finished without error
Chipset: Finished without error
L1 Cache: Finished without error
L2 Cache: Error:CPU 0: L1 Cache data does not match, lpByte1=0, lpByte2=0
Memory: Finished without error
HD: Finished without error
MMX: Finished without error
SSE: Finished without error
SSE2: Finished without error

Also I installed speedfan to monitor the power supplies and it shows my -5 and -12V are at 0, but I checked them with a multimeter and they're fine... But another thing, I installed speedfan on it the other day and today I turn the computer on and it's like I never installed them. I was able to reinstall speedfan but when I try to install other programs I'm getting this error:

Error extracting support files:
The server threw and exception.

Also when I tried to install Adobe Acrobat it gave an error saying it was unable to create a temp file. Is this a bad motherboard or memory problem? Here are some stats from a scan I did if it helps anyone.

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Speed: 2659MHz
L1 Cache Size: 0KB
L2 Cache Size: 1024KB
L3 Cache Size: -1KB
Hyper-Threading: TRUE
Scanning SMBIOS...
BIOS Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
Manufacturer ID: PCCHIPS
Produce Name: P21G
Motherboard: P21G
Total Physical Memory: 804569088 bytes
Availabe Physical Memory: 701390848 bytes
Total Virtual Memory: 2147352576 bytes
Availabe Virtual Memory: 2109435904 bytes
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows™ XP Professional 32-Bit

If anyone can help me out I'll mail you a million billion dollars!!!

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Old 06-05-2007, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the L2 cache is part of the cpu itself. if it's new and still under warranty, send it back. If not, get a new cpu. the cpu going bad will cause very erratic problems, seemingly unrelated.

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Old 06-05-2007, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah if its a new cpu then get a new one because it might be faulty. I pm'd you my address for my million billion dollars.

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Ok thanks guys. Unfortunately the cpu is over a year old and past it's warranty, but it's only a $60 pentium. A million billion dollars for everyone!!!
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