I was wondering if any of you have seen this error message. It happens on my girlfriend's computer.
"CPU overvoltage error"
This happens on boot up occasionally. Its a halt error, so we have to reset it for it to work again. It seems pretty random.
This is happening on a computer that's almost one year old.
Here's the history of it:
I built it, installed Win XP, ran fine for 7 months with Cool N Quiet installed.
I had to reinstall Win XP, it ran probably for about 2 months without Cool N Quiet installed (I forgot to install AMD's drivers for XP).
I realized it wasn't using Cool N Quiet about 3 weeks ago, and I reenabled it.
About 1-1/2 to 2 weeks ago, we occasionally get the CPU overvoltage error.
No new hardware has been installed on it since I built it.
The kick is that I have an Athlon 64 2800+, which is clocked at 1.8Ghz, but at bootup I noted that it said it was a 1.0Ghz computer.
I've since disabled Cool N Quiet via BIOS, and no problems since then (about a week ago).
Has anyone else run into this issue? Or ideas on what is going on? Any thoughts on a fix or anything?
I just suspect that the Cool N Quiet is kind of messing up the POST process or something.
Thanks in advance!
AMD 64 2800+ socket 754
Asus K8SMX - http://www.directron.com/k8smx.html
2 GB Crucial RAM (2x1GB)
SATA Seagate 80GB HDD
Using integrated graphics through the SiS chip
Antec Sonata I case - 350W (came w/ case)
The only thing I would worry about would be that the PSU is going. But she hasn't seen any other problems come up, just that one.
I'm thinking that maybe Cool N Quiet is doing something at startup or the BIOS is, and that's why I get the processor speed read at 1Ghz instead of the 1.8Ghz. So it feeds more voltage in but the BIOS thinks its a 1Ghz so it needs less voltage.