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Old 06-21-2004, 11:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok I went out and bought a new heat sink and a fan
the heat sink is made out of copper
p/:a1725 Volcano 11+ Xaser edition
It did impove but it still did not solve the problem
curently i have it set so that BIOS warns me when the processor reaches 60 celcius
normal temperature now is 55 celcius instead of 70-75
but once the temperature reaches 60..which it does I start getting the errors again.
my PSU came in with the case and is
ATX 12V 420W PSU supports Intel and AMD
in it I am also have the folowing
Radeon 9800 Pro

80 gig hard drive and a DVD player
2 sticks of the kingston Hyper X 500mb memory
I am trully at a loss, I dont understand what is wrong wit this machine

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Old 06-22-2004, 12:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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btw I did put the thermal paste on the processor

perhaps its the bios settings here are a few
Advanced Chipset Features
System preformance [normal]
FSB frequency [166 MHZ]
*memory frequency [400] MHZ
AGP frequency [normal]
frequency/voltage control
frequency over voltage control [normal]
DIMM over voltage control [normal]
AGP Over Voltage Control [normal]

It looks ok to me let me know if you need anything else.
I hope somone can help me, Im about to take a hammer to this box.

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Old 06-22-2004, 01:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If you are hitting 60C there is something wrong.

You need to get better cooling, you should rarely hit 50C even under extreme load (UT2004)

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Old 06-23-2004, 12:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well I found the problem
It seems to be a faulty processor.
I switched the processor with an AMD XP 2000+
and the computer is running at 35% with my new copper heat sink.
Im going to the store tomorow or the day after to exchange the processor for a new unit.

I wil update you guys when I make sure the system is running 100% ok
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok, try updating your bios, i had a problem with a 3000+ Barton on a DFI Lameparty board. The kingston ram should not be a problem, go and get some decent thermal paste and apply it sparingly to the cpu. Then remount the hs/f and u should be sorted.

Btw 60c is not good at all. My Athlon running at 2400 Mhz isnt that hot. I think 57 degrees was the highest it ever went after 72hrs or Prime 95
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I have updated my bios already,
Last night I have noticed another thing.
I have swithced the barton XP 3000+ processor
with an athlon XP 2000+ and
I have turned off the fans on my case to see the reaction of it.

results: The processor still heated up to 55 celsius which is way to much. I checked the RAM memmory and it was HOT! the heat sink of the processor was cold compared to the ram

I ran counter strike and when trying to join the server, it kicked me out informing me that my memmory is corupted, which might be considered a cheat.

Now the RAM works fine in my other computer, I have no problems with it.

So to me it looks like it might be a motherboard problem, not the processor. Any thoughts ?
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If a new processor doesnt work then it's in your bios. I had this problem with my 2800 AMD. My bios had a antiburn regulator which shut off my pc when it got to hot. I forget what the setting was but it was really low. Also I've had that same problem when the processor itself was seated wrong.
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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well let me ask this diferently.

Is it posible that a processor is mailfunconing if is not stabile at its full speed that it was designed for. but works normaly on a reduced speed?

If anyone could anwser this question, It would help alot.
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yes, that's right, go get the proc replaced.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Oook here we go, many of you where on the right track asking about ram.

It turns out slot 2,3, and 4 on my botherboard are broken.
took one stick out of the second ram slot and system worked fine.

switched the sticks to see if its a bad stick....nope runs perfect.

exchanged the motherboard and now the machine runs like a dream.

It is not overheating and its very staible now.

wooohhooo im happy now.
Thanks to everyone who tried to help out

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