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August 6, 2006 12:56:53 PM

My system freezes in 1 or 2 minutes after being turned on from 3 days ago. I can not move the pointer or do anything. It even freezes when I try to adjust some set ups in the BIOS (it is so wierd). . The system does not reboot itself.

I don't know what to do to solve this problem. I don't met this problem before.

I have a Pentium D 805 (with original heat sink and fan), 2G DDR 2 memory, Foxconn M B, 120 G HD, XFX 6800 XT video card, a cheap CompUSA case.

I can see that the system temperature is 39 C, and the CPU temperature is about 62 C. I don't know if his problem is caused by the high CPU temperature. However, there is report on the web that this CPU could work properly at a temperture of 65 C.

Any one could give me a hand? Really appreciate.

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August 6, 2006 1:21:51 PM

Hey N,
I would be inclined to agree with Mrs B, if you have a CHEAP CompUSA case it prolly came with a lame @ss PSU, If you can, swap out the PSU. Power is one of the main sources to puter freeze ups in rigs.

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CD rom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 digital 5.1 THX Surround 500watts
August 6, 2006 1:26:01 PM

Thanks for replying guys.

I am not runnning the CPU overclocked. And the power is from NewEgg. Not with the Cheap CompUSA case.

I have no idea what to do with this problem.
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August 6, 2006 1:30:37 PM

One thing you did NOT say was your PSU specs............ :?

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix & AMD Dual Core Optimizer)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CDrom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 THX 500watts
August 6, 2006 1:41:47 PM

Hi Paybax

The PSU is

PSU ASPIRE|ATX-CW500WP4 500W RT 12V, verison 2.03

Thanks.
August 6, 2006 2:38:03 PM

65C - Is this at idle? or under load.

These chips run at that temp with a big overclock and +Volts over standard.

Check the rpm of the cooling fan on the cpu and the case.

Have you removed the CPU cooler? If so you will need to clean the top of the chip and the heatsink and apply new compound.

Check the fins of the heatsink. If your place is dusty they will eventually clog up. Also see how much crap is on the fan blades. A bit of dust on either will significantly alter their ability to transfer heat. How long since it was built?

Is the BOX near a heater or in a confined space?
August 6, 2006 3:02:19 PM

Thanks TheChristopher.

The CPU is about 62C when idle. And it is not overclocked at all. Besides the CPU fan, I have a 80 mm casefan on board.

True, the case does not have a lot of sapce, however, there have been no problem since I built it in the beginning of April.

I used the heatsink and fan came with the CPU.

I checked the heatsink fins and fan blades, they are both very clean.

The box is not near a heater. I even opened the case and use a floor fan to bolow air into the case, still have the problem.
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