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Problem with CPU fan and Power supply...I THINK

Last response: in Components
January 29, 2009 9:22:40 PM

Well i decided to get a new CPU fan because mine was stock and too loud. So i ordered one that was "quieter"( i don't remember where packaging is to tell you what brand sorry). Well when i installed it and booted my PC, I noticed i started to get random lock ups causing me to hard reset my PC and STOP errors. So i found out what all the stop errors meant and through out a 1 week period ive had a STOP error that pointed to every piece of hardware i have on my PC.

So i was thinking could this be power supply related?

Would changing to my old fan fix anything?


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)

Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00 GHz (2 CPUs)

G.Skill 2gb (800mhz)

Nvidia Geforce 8600 gt

Realtek HD onboard Audio

ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard
January 29, 2009 11:42:15 PM

Did you use thermal paste, and use it in the right amount. Probably a heat issue from improper mounting.
January 30, 2009 3:13:58 AM

Hey thanks for the info. By the way it did help my CPU isn't peaking anymore but i still get crashing in games but I've isolated that to my video card. So thanks again.
January 30, 2009 2:21:23 PM

I'd recommend Rivatuner, and crank up the fan speed for the GFX card when playing games. However I would also look into getting a slightly better vid card too. Either a 4670 (Sapphire about $80 on newegg), or a 9600GSO (Zotac $85 on newegg), as either will destroy that 8600, and run much cooler.