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Old 11-20-2005, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What are a couple good CPU Testers?

I have a Duron 1.8GHz here freezing and rebooting all the time.

What is out there that I can get to really test the CPU?

What I tried already:
Memtest-86 3.2
Hot CPU Tester Pro-4

Changed Memory
Changed Sound Card
Changed Vid Card
Changed HD
Changed Lan Card
Removed and re-thermalled Heatsink
Tested Power Supply
Wiped and reinstalled XP Pro

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Old 11-20-2005, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what brand power supply is it?

Make sure you have all the latest up to date drivers and the chipset for that duron has no known issues...

get ultimate boot cd or something and run a full set of tests..

I'm thinking it's either the memory or the power supply at this point.

Can you leave the computer in dos mode for a good while and it remains stable?

If so it's possible it's a driver issue in windows.

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Old 11-20-2005, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Power Supply is an Ultra.
I've tested the snot out of it with my digital power meter, at idle, full tilt, even put it in another machine and no problems in the other machine.

Memory I have tested as well. I even took the memory from my other machine out and still doing same thing. I ran Memtest-86 3.2 overnight and no probs.

Oddly enough I can play Battlefront II on it and it never or at least VERY rarely crashes but go on the internet and play a flash game or MSN and it kills all the time.

I will try Untimate Boot CD.

Anyone else have any more suggestions as well??

Thanks for the suggestion!
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