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April 26, 2006 5:11:00 AM

I think I have a heat problem because after a while, BattleField 2 freezes for around 20 sec and then resumes. It is quite cool in the basement, but I cannot lick this problem.

But first, here is my system:

4 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives [RAID 0+1]
1 ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
1 Antec 120mm Case Cooling Fan
1 Antec LifeStyle SONATA II ATX Mid Tower Case
1 eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
1 MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
1 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2
1 SAMSUNG Combo Drive Black IDE
1 ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro Cooling Fan with Heatsink
1 CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 TWINX2048-3500LLPRO
1 Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
1 CREATIVE SOUND CARD X-FI PLATINUM
Right off the bat my PC would function fine, so long as I did not try to do anything with video. Media player, games, an PC Mark all made my PC freeze. However, it has NEVER crashed...

I turned off the PEG link the MB BIOS which was stopping me from running PC Mark and games period.
Removing the side panel, adding a front intake fan, as well as 2 rear slot exhaust fans helped a bit.
Then I changed the RAM from Patriot to the Corsair above - no difference.
And finally got a new heatsink and fan - the Artic Cooler. This drastically reduced my idle temps to 40C for the Asus and 39C for the CPU with the side panel off, but the problem still exists.
My GeForce 7800GT OC idles at 42C with an alarm at 115C which is default in the nVidia control panel. The GPU alarm has never sounded.
I have SATA drives, so small cables. The IDE cables are out of the airflow path.
My A8N32 heat alarm through Asus Probe II sounded yesterday, but I was still able to play. I think a temp of only 45C is causing my CPU to stop responding.

What SHOULD my fanless mobo temperature be? And the Athlon 64 X2 temperature?!

Anyone have any ideas?

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April 26, 2006 5:52:43 AM

I think your machine is over crowded why do you need four HD's
Not having room for air to circulate could be the problem. You must understand that hard drives get very hot at times and to have four giving off
heat would be a problem. 36C/96F is a comfortable temp. I have the same board. Also it could be your case, I had this problem before. I your case is part plastic and half aluminum that me be the case. Everytime I would try to
play UT2004 right away my harddrive would crash my system due to being
that I had a case that was part aluminum now I do not have that problem
due to having a all aluminum case. last thing if you are using 80mm fans
instead of 120mm ibecasue 120mm fan spins slower but provides better air flow instead of fast spinning 80mm fans which spis fast yes but provides less
cool air in your case. These are a few things to look at.
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April 26, 2006 7:30:09 PM

The 1 GB of RAID 0+1 gives me space and security. I will remove the RAID 1 drives and give that a shot.

I have 120 mm fans. One right behind the HDD's, the other at the back of the case.

Case is plastic/aluminum. But I do not crash, just freeze.
April 26, 2006 7:33:58 PM

THANKS! Looks promising - I will try it tonight.
April 27, 2006 4:40:06 AM

Looks like the hotfix worked! THANKS!
April 28, 2006 2:12:30 AM

Or not..........................
April 28, 2006 2:26:16 AM

Quote:
I think I have a heat problem because after a while, BattleField 2 freezes for around 20 sec and then resumes. It is quite cool in the basement, but I cannot lick this problem.

But first, here is my system:

4 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives [RAID 0+1]
1 ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
1 Antec 120mm Case Cooling Fan
1 Antec LifeStyle SONATA II ATX Mid Tower Case
1 eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
1 MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
1 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2
1 SAMSUNG Combo Drive Black IDE
1 ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro Cooling Fan with Heatsink
1 CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 TWINX2048-3500LLPRO
1 Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
1 CREATIVE SOUND CARD X-FI PLATINUM
Right off the bat my PC would function fine, so long as I did not try to do anything with video. Media player, games, an PC Mark all made my PC freeze. However, it has NEVER crashed...

I turned off the PEG link the MB BIOS which was stopping me from running PC Mark and games period.
Removing the side panel, adding a front intake fan, as well as 2 rear slot exhaust fans helped a bit.
Then I changed the RAM from Patriot to the Corsair above - no difference.
And finally got a new heatsink and fan - the Artic Cooler. This drastically reduced my idle temps to 40C for the Asus and 39C for the CPU with the side panel off, but the problem still exists.
My GeForce 7800GT OC idles at 42C with an alarm at 115C which is default in the nVidia control panel. The GPU alarm has never sounded.
I have SATA drives, so small cables. The IDE cables are out of the airflow path.
My A8N32 heat alarm through Asus Probe II sounded yesterday, but I was still able to play. I think a temp of only 45C is causing my CPU to stop responding.

What SHOULD my fanless mobo temperature be? And the Athlon 64 X2 temperature?!

Anyone have any ideas?


Underwear Gnomes... that's all I can say... Oh god I think they heard me.
April 28, 2006 4:11:40 AM

Quote:
I think I have a heat problem because after a while, BattleField 2 freezes for around 20 sec and then resumes. It is quite cool in the basement, but I cannot lick this problem.

But first, here is my system:

4 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives [RAID 0+1]
1 ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
1 Antec 120mm Case Cooling Fan
1 Antec LifeStyle SONATA II ATX Mid Tower Case
1 eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
1 MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
1 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
1 Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2
1 SAMSUNG Combo Drive Black IDE
1 ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro Cooling Fan with Heatsink
1 CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 433 TWINX2048-3500LLPRO
1 Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
1 CREATIVE SOUND CARD X-FI PLATINUM
Right off the bat my PC would function fine, so long as I did not try to do anything with video. Media player, games, an PC Mark all made my PC freeze. However, it has NEVER crashed...

I turned off the PEG link the MB BIOS which was stopping me from running PC Mark and games period.
Removing the side panel, adding a front intake fan, as well as 2 rear slot exhaust fans helped a bit.
Then I changed the RAM from Patriot to the Corsair above - no difference.
And finally got a new heatsink and fan - the Artic Cooler. This drastically reduced my idle temps to 40C for the Asus and 39C for the CPU with the side panel off, but the problem still exists.
My GeForce 7800GT OC idles at 42C with an alarm at 115C which is default in the nVidia control panel. The GPU alarm has never sounded.
I have SATA drives, so small cables. The IDE cables are out of the airflow path.
My A8N32 heat alarm through Asus Probe II sounded yesterday, but I was still able to play. I think a temp of only 45C is causing my CPU to stop responding.

What SHOULD my fanless mobo temperature be? And the Athlon 64 X2 temperature?!

Anyone have any ideas?


Underwear Gnomes... that's all I can say... Oh god I think they heard me.
:roll:
I think the problem is obviously that his computer doesnt have racing stripes.









:lol: 

You could try manualy setting cpu affinity through the device manager. I dont see how so many people have problems with dual core though because I've used Yonah, X2, and PD and have yet to see a a problem with any of them.
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