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Unstable System Any Ideas.

[b][red]This message was edited by RichardK at 2006-4-28 17:15:45[/red][/b][hr]
Hi all hope you can suggest ideas.

On running games etc or generally graphics intensive apps my system crashes. It can sometime pause randomly.

Things I have tried.

I have tried a new Graphics card which was even less stable.
I have added a new PSU in 500w this improved the situation but didn't sort it.
I have to underclocked my graphics card. (note that it has never been overclocked and only underclocked to make it stable).
I have taken nearly every component out and run every test.
I have tried Memory checks Processor burn in checks.
I have updated the bios this helped a bit and I use the most up to date drivers.


Im not quite sure what to do next.

anyway my computer system is the following.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
AMD Athlon 64, 3200+(2200 MHz)
MSI K8TM-ILSR Motherboard
1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (03/05/05)
Video Adapter ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro (256 MB)
Samsung SyncMaster 793DF
Creative SB Live! Sound Card
NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A
IDE DVD-ROM 16X


Sensor Properties
Sensor Type Winbond W83697HF (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4Ch)

Temperatures
Motherboard 36 C (97 F)
CPU 58 C (136 F)
GPU 47 C (117 F)
GPU Ambient 46 C (115 F)
Hard disk 31 C (88 F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 2411 RPM
Chassis 2206 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.47 V
+3.3 V 3.36 V
+5 V 5.11 V
+12 V 12.10 V
-12 V -11.87 V
-5 V -5.05 V
+5 V Standby 5.02 V
VBAT Battery 3.63 V

The systems cooling is two 8cm fans one front one rear made by Arctic-cooling. The CPU Heat sink is a Freezer 64.

It may be a problem with heat but I havent any real guidelines on what a good set of temperatures looks like.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks.



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  • dokken2dokken2 Posts: 532Member
    : AMD Athlon 64, 3200+(2200 MHz)

    : Temperatures
    : Motherboard 36 C (97 F)
    : CPU 58 C (136 F)
    : GPU 47 C (117 F)
    : GPU Ambient 46 C (115 F)
    : Hard disk 31 C (88 F)
    :
    : It may be a problem with heat but I havent any real guidelines on what a good set of temperatures looks like.
    :

    heat seems likely. i don't know the upper limit for an athlon 64, but 136F seems 'hot' cpu-wise. try to take the side cover off the pc case and aim a window or box fan directly into the case, boot the pc and monitor the cpu temp. for my Duron, the cpu temp would drop from 98'F to about 88'F [i never had stability problems with my lowly duron]. with a cooler running cpu see if the system is more stable.
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