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Something wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:09 am

hi i had this problem with my computer so i decided to change computer cases(which contains a brand new psu)
my computer randomly turns off and after it turns off u try to turn it on which it does for like 30secs so you have to wait a while before turning it on and actually getting to work
(sometimes i get this overclock error or cpu temperature to high on the bios startup)
here is my comp specs

pentium 4 3.2ghtz ht(ht turned off)
asus p5p800s motherboard
1gig ram(2x512)
ati radeon 9600
2 dvd drives
160gig Maxtor internal hdd
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Re: Somethign wrong with my computer

Post by KnightRid » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:07 am

Sounds like you are overheating BADLY!

1. Check to see if your CPU fan is actually working
2. make sure the heatsink is FIRMLY seated on the CPU
3. Set bios back to default - NO OVERCLOCKING
4. grab a program to monitor your cpu speed TEMp - not speed - I am so stupid sometimes ](*,)
5. if your speed constantly goes up REAL fast, I would say you burned up the CPU and you need a new one.

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Re: Somethign wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:44 pm

well my cpu fan is definately working ..heatsink is definately seated on cpu ..bios is back to default...well after all of this its only when i play WARCrAFT 3 only w3 that my computer dies if i play cs nothing happens but its jst when i play warcraft 3 =='' ..

when i turn on my computer after it dies i get the cpu temperature error in the bios.. u know when u turn it on and it says asus p5p800s then after that it loads my computer details eg ram cpu ghtz etc then it says cpu temperature error

anyways i downloaded a cpu temperature monitor thingy and it says cpu = 77DEGREES (is that bad?)

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Re: Somethign wrong with my computer

Post by dicecca112 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:48 pm

yes that is very high
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Re: Somethign wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:53 pm

what do i do too fix it..?

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:11 pm

WOOT I FIXED IT I FIXED IT !!! i took out my cpu heatsink out and there it was 3cm thick of dust all on the inside of the stock cpu heatsink i took it off using a brush and vacumm cleaner..tried putting it back in but didnt hav thermal paste so went and bought som try hard articsilver and got it down to 57degrees =D not my computer is extremely silent ...i should have posted this up first instead of replacing my case =='' for $165

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by ibleet » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:14 pm

Congrats Dude! :supz:

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by dicecca112 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:14 pm

as the AS5 settles in that temp should drop a couple degrees
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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:08 am

lol its so silent now i cant tell if its on or off if the monitor is off ^^

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by KnightRid » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:02 am

I always take for granted that people clean the computer :)

Glad you found out what it was!!!

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by DaIceMan » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:11 pm

KnightRid wrote:I always take for granted that people clean the computer :)

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I always love working on a clients computer when they have the neatest, cleanest house you've ever been in but when you crack the case it looks like a dust bunny colony has moved in. hehe.
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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by bubba » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:20 pm

Coworker brought me his case, dropped off in my cube and all he said was "it keeps turning off, and my key board keeps coming unplugged" took the side of the case off and spent an hour cleaning the crud out. The first and only case I have cleaned that there was a 1/4" layer of dust on the exhaust duct walls and so much crud that it bowed out the backing plate cover on the case bad enough the PS2 cables would plug in all the way. It was truly gross.

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:05 pm

mmmmmm anyone know where i can get neons for my computer or another word for them

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by slayer22 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:41 am

yup =D hmmm do they use molex cables?

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by Zertz » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:29 pm

The ones that PerformancePC sells include what you need to run them off a molex.

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Re: Something wrong with my computer

Post by DaIceMan » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:02 am

http://www.oznium.com/cathodes The price is a bit cheaper, even though you have to buy the PC connector, but Oznium's service is unbelievable.
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