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Old 11-23-2003, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I'm having a new small problem with my computer that I built. It's been up and running for about a week now, and I'm still slowly installing my applications on it.

Sometimes, usually while I'm in the middle of installing something from a CD, my computer will lock up.

I've done a couple of upgrades on it, buecause it wasn't quite what I wanted.

It now has two DVD drives, one is a writer
80 GB Western Digital Hard Drive
P4 2.6 GHz processor 800 FSB
8x ATI Radeon 9600 Graphics card
350 W Power Supply

I'm wondering if the power supply is maybe a little small, and that's why it locks up when I 'm reading something from a CD.

Any feedback would be wonderful.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-23-2003, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of heat sinc and fan do u have, and is it working properly? and what OS is it?

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Old 11-23-2003, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The heat sink and fan are the basic one that comes with the processor, and they seem to be working properly.

the os is Windows 2000, and is completely updated.

Also, I realized I didn't say what the mobo is, in case that matters. The box says MSI 865PE Neo2.

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Old 11-25-2003, 05:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how much ram do you have in the system?
WinXP Pro
P4 2.5 Ghz/socket 478/400FSB/512L2
512 megs PC800 Rambus
ABIT TH7II-Raid mobo
128MB Nvidia FX 5200 Home Theatre w/TV out and Remote
80 Gig Western Digital/8mb Cache/7200 RPM\'s
20 gig Fujitsu/2mb Cache/5400 RPM\'s
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it could be the sound device which is buggering it up ive only know it to do it on XP however it could do it to 2000, ive only had the problem with the onboard sound with th edrivers that come with it it screws up on XP maybe 2000 not sure just something to look into thats all
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Old 11-27-2003, 09:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Check your RAM speed. The new mobo like your MSI sometime support only 333 MHz and higher.
Your mobo manual should tell you that, if not, check on their websites as all board specs are usually available.
Otherwise, you got a nice system there
My gaming machine:

P4 2.8 GHz
2 X 512 MHz PC3200 in dual DDR mode
integrated 6.1 MAX audio
Logitech duo MX mouse and KB
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Old 11-27-2003, 05:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have 256 MB of DDR400 RAM.

I'll look into the onboard sound card. The sound is built into the mobo, and I'm using the drivers that came with the mobo.


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