I've built my computer for a year here's
Intel 2 Quad Q6700 2.66ghz
Power Up 550w Power Supply
4gb of corsair RAM 500GB
Seagate 7200rpm HDD
HISATI Radeon 4890 Turbo
The problem starts when i bought 3 new fan recently.
and i ran out of Mobo's fan header.
Since it's the only option of connectivity,
i decided to cut/slice the wire and tape it to a 4-pin
molex power. But i accidently short-circuit the system while it was on.
it sparks, and automatically shut the comp off.
i panicked and turned the comp back on immediately it booted,
everything was fine. It was a relief.
i went on and connect that extra fan. everything was fine. ran perfectly.
but then i started experiencing hiccups. for example, when i listened music,
sometimes it fell into a infinite loop of 1 syllable for a few second or while i watch movies it just stops and continue intermittently. or while i was playing Crysis, it starts hiccupping,
it stopped once in a while for a few second then continue the game normally.
dont get me wrong tho,
cuz my computer's performance has not decreased,
it's still running like it did before the incident.
i ran 3dmark06 to make sure that there's no decrement in performance. no major change between the one before and the one after incident it's the hiccup that is pissing me off for real.
it doesnt do this before the incident. what do yall suggest? Could i have burned some of the components or could it because the Power supply could not handle a few extra fan.
jeez my head hurt cuz of this. Thanks
I did run Windows Memory Diagnosis
Memtest86 wouldnt work for me
it shut down and restarted everytime a few seconds into the test, no idea why
the problem still persist altho it happens less frequently now once i took that cut/slice fan out
im gonna try to take more "extra" stuffs out to see if that helps
my PSU has short circuit protection or something like that, should it have been ok then? i mean i didnt fry any other component, did i?
btw how do ya know when something burns? smoke?
I just bought a new Antec 650W PSU
hooked it up, problem persists
But I seemed to find out what the problem is
My RAM timing was changed somehow (i dont know it was accidental or something but i just found it as it was changed)
the stick was advertised 5-5-5-18 but the it was shown in CPU-Z 5-4-4-22
i found it strange, i checked the bios it seems that Bios was set to "auto"
so i guess it was auto-overclocking memory???????
anyhow, i changed it back to factory clock, seems to solve the problem, no laggin yet
I'm gonna do more tests
I'll keep yall updated
im glad i figured that out
oh btw i tried a system restore to a day before incident happened
wow EVERYTHING was fixed
no hiccup whatsoever
every single test i did, it ran fine
i guess it was drivers conflict maybe