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February 25, 2009 4:27:40 AM

Hello,

I recently purchaced a new custom built pc (specs below). I've been having some crashing problems, which I assumed were video card related. I ran Everest just to see how the computer is running. First I noticed this in the overclock tab - CPU FSB 428.82 MHz (original: 100 MHz, overclock: 329%), then under temperatures, it says my motherboard is a piping 181 degrees F. There is no overclocking software that I'm aware of, but maybe I'm too noobish to realize. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

PC Specs:

Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard
CPU Type 2x Intel Pentium III Xeon, 3000 MHz (7 x 429)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award (03/15/08)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (1024 MB)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1704402151)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 [NoDB]

Storage
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce RAID Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce RAID Device
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce RAID Device
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce RAID Device
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce RAID Device
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Disk Drive NVIDIA RAID 0+1 931.52G (931 GB)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 953867 MB (672414 MB free)

Input
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network
Network Adapter Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter (192.168.1.100)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet

Peripherals
Printer Auto HP DeskJet 882C on YOUR-O0KWKW9JWC
Printer hp psc 1310 series
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
USB Device Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter
USB Device hp psc 1310 series (DOT4USB)
USB Device hp psc 1310 series
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support



February 25, 2009 5:24:27 AM

Open up the case and try to look for a model number that is related to your motherboard, knowing that is going to help a lot.

Check what kinda of RAM you have as well.

Also, Your "CPU Type 2x Intel Pentium III Xeon, 3000 MHz (7 x 429) " is like seriously ancient, are you sure that is what you have?

181 Fahrenheit = 83 Celsius, that is incredible hot, you are right.

Most likely any overclocking is being done through your BIOS.

And most importantly what kinda of crashes are you experiencing?
February 25, 2009 5:46:21 PM

Ya I was thinking maybe Everest got some stuff wrong. Here are some updated specs which are correct:

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Yorkfield 3.0GHZ 1333FSB 12MB 45NM
EVGA Nforce 790I Ultra LGA775 ATX DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
OCZ XTC SLI Ready OCZ3N2000SR2GK 2GB DDR3 2X1GB DDR3-2000 CL 9-9-9-28 Dual Channel

As for the crashes - for many games I play I can play for a small amount of time, and then the computer locks up with the sound looping. Usually, but not always, the computer remains on, but the graphics card shuts down. I've tried un/reinstalling drivers for my cards and the motherboard, and I've also tried removing one of my gtx's. Still the same. PSU is OCZ Elitexstream OCZ800EXS 800W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Blac.

Thank you for your help!

CM
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February 25, 2009 7:58:19 PM

Update: Checked the BIOS, and it says my CPU0 is at 35' C, and the Board's at 31'C. So that's good. :)  But the crashes are still a mystery...
a b K Overclocking
February 25, 2009 11:10:44 PM




WHO built the computer????


a b K Overclocking
February 26, 2009 1:15:11 AM



Have you called them and told them you are having problems with a computer you just purchased from them?

Do you really want to try to diagnose this problem yourself?

At the minimum we would need a picture or a written list of ALL your BIOS screens.



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