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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hardware issue

I've had this re-curring problem with my new machine. Whenever I play a game for an extended period of time, the machine locks up. I thought it was my power supply going out, so I upgraded to a 480w PS. Still locks up. I haven't gone as far as taking the heatsync off the CPU to make sure it's seated all the way, but that's next on the list.

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AMD AthlonXP 2800 Barton (OC'd to a 3000)
1 gig OCZ PC2700
X800 Pro
Enermax 480w PS
3 WD 120gig HDs (2 SATA/1 IDE)
1 WD 36gig Raptor

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 10:46 AM
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 11:07 AM
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I don't know if it could lock up your whole PC, but what about your vid card overheating? I had one once with a heatsink and cooling fan on it, and the cooling fan died one day which could have led to overheating. Whether it's the vid card or the CPU, I would guess it's an overheating problem since it happens only when playing games for a length of time.

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How hot is it getting after several hours?
I'm assuming you're reffering to the CPU. It usually sits right around 35-38ºC.

The case I'm using has 5 fans in it, so I'm not totally sold on the idea of it overheating. The heatsync that I'm using on the CPU isn't the greatest, so I'm thinking that will be my next upgrade.

Ty, I dont think it's the video card. The machine started doing this awhile back, and the video card was the first thing that I upgraded hoping to solve the problem.
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Those case temps are fine. Do you have a program that tells you your cpu temp or does your motherboard bios give you the temp. You can start being concerned if you CPU temps starts getting around 70C under heavy load. Keep in mind that not all motherboards read temps that same. I have a Gigabyte motherboard that is notorious for reading 10 degree higher temps than another brand because of the location they take the temp from. An easy way to increase your stock cooler performance is to "Lap" it and then use some high quality thermal compound. "Lapping" is basically taking all the imperfections out of the heatsink surface and polishing it to a mirror shine. This causes a much larger contact patch to the processor. I have done this on numerous P4 and AMD coolers and have seen as much as a 6C drop from just these two items. Here is a link.

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