My pc has been restarting alot lately mostly when i try to burn dvds or even play WoW. I downloaded Speedfan and my temps are reading 145F idle and up to 175F when i alt tab from Wow.
Bought Vcool fan to place under video card but no more than 2 degrees in change. Bought a 650watt psu with 12+ 34@ to replace my 480watt with 16@...no change, cleaned all dust on fans and heatsink, removed cpu fan and cleaned heatsink.
If it matters, because I am a pc noob, I only have %15 free space on my HDD, i have the Graphics card on its own molex coming from the psu also I unchecked the Automatic reboot and when it does randomly shut down I never get an error reading.
I had this problem, it pretty much destroyed the card eventually
To eke the last little bit of life out of it, I opened the case and pointed a small desk fan into it. Dropped the temperature quite a bit, but for me the damage had alreaday been done. Hope this helps.
For a longer term solution - what's the airflow in your case like? Do you have any fans in there other than the CPU, video card and PSU? It might help to put a case fan in if you don't have one, just to keep the air moving in there.
Should have mentioned that I tried that with the small fan and no change. I'm guessing it may be too late but for any of you that read this post and have a Nvidia 7600gt AGP card, can you please post your temps so I can get an idea of what would be considered normal?
Well I think I narrowed it down to one last possibility other that replacing MoBo and/or Vid card.
Above I mentioned that I had 1.5gb of RAM. My MoBo requies RDRAM and they have to be installed in pairs... I have
2 x 512mb
2 x 256mb
In recent researching I ran across an article stating that with this particular RAM it should be installed same size and same speed. With that being said, is it possible with the RAM i have installed it is only operating off the lower size/speed at 512mb?
I just reordered 2 RIMM Continuity Modules (I tossed my originals when I upgraded to the 1.5gb) So I'm guessing that I will only be able to run the 2 x 512mb sticks for 1g of ram along with the RIMM Modules.
Guess its worth a shot and I will repost the outcome for anyone this might help that is still using a Intel MoBo with the 850/i850e chipset...
The 2 sets of ram is not going to be the issue. I did however find that the REAL culprit is 3 swollen capacitors on my Mobo with brown crust on top pf them. So now i am ordering a replacement board i found on the net for $17. Hope this will be the case.
I'm still concerned tho as far as how they could have burnt out....
I will place my last post after installing the new board next week!