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I'm thinking my computer isn't running as it should.

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July 25, 2009 10:56:31 AM

I built a computer a little while ago (Maybe 2 months) and I've been having very odd issues.
Like, I'll be playing Counter strike: Source and flashbangs won't fully flash me It'll just freeze my screen and flicker and once it has worn off It'll run just fine.
My mouse (1 year old Logitech G5) will randomly turn off and turn back on sometimes not loading the setpoint driver and running off the standard Vista drivers.

Now for testing sakes I've taken 4gigs of ram out and left in 2gigs (I believe to be good).

This is under no load. http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5576/voltagesd.jpg

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=617555

Not sure if you would like anymore info.
Not really sure what I'm asking really just wanted some guidance really.

PS: Another issue I have is I'll be playing a game (Any game really) or watching a movie and I'll get a crazy hard lock freeze I'll have to restart and like 2 out of 10 times it happens I have to clear cmos (It'll just freeze on the post screen on the Memory test part)
PPS: I'm running Optimized defaults in bios.
July 25, 2009 11:28:08 AM

I've been thinking about heat, I idle at 50c but under load it's at like 65c and that made my worried (I'm using the CPU fan that came with it and It's that bad thermal tape should I invest in some Arctic Silver I keep hearing about?)
July 25, 2009 11:53:02 AM

Soulknife said:
I've been thinking about heat, I idle at 50c but under load it's at like 65c and that made my worried (I'm using the CPU fan that came with it and It's that bad thermal tape should I invest in some Arctic Silver I keep hearing about?)

Hi,

It does sound like a heat problem. You will also need:

Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not sure which compounds are best this is one of the most popular:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
July 25, 2009 12:12:55 PM

standard intel pushpin cooler?

they do work , but theyre very easy to get wrong
July 25, 2009 8:38:14 PM

Outlander_04 said:
standard intel pushpin cooler?



Yeah just the vary basic one.

Any instructions so I don't screw it up again? Haha
a b B Homebuilt system
July 25, 2009 8:42:29 PM

Get an aftermarket one with a back plate, you also want to see about getting a few cooling fans for your case before your HDD's go, im not sure they appreciate running at 50C. Also any idea what that aux temperature sensor is? If that really is your case temp then you really need more fans.
July 25, 2009 8:54:08 PM

I'm not too sure what the AUX is the sensor is W83627WHG Sensor 1, I googled it without much success.
July 25, 2009 8:57:50 PM

Oh, any idea on the mouse?

But I'm off to work won't really be able to reply till 11:30 PST
July 25, 2009 10:35:47 PM

Soulknife said:
Yeah just the vary basic one.

Any instructions so I don't screw it up again? Haha

Hi, :hello: 

Go here for instructions & step by step pictures:

Quote:
http://hardwarelogic.com/news/137/ARTICLE/2752/4/2008-0...

Looking back over the results, we see that the usual suspects, like Arctic Silver 5, Tuniq TX-2, Arctic Cooling MX-2, IC Diamond 7, and a relative newcomer, OCZ FreeZe stand out, while some of the more generic entries lag behind as the temperatures scale upward. During testing, every compound tested posted acceptable results, but at higher temperatures, a better thermal compound does make a noticeable difference.

But keep in mind that thermal compounds are by no means a magic solution for a hot system. Before investing in expensive cooling hardware or replacing the current thermal compound, take a few minutes and look at other possible causes of an unusually hot system:
July 26, 2009 1:33:19 AM

as for a mouse, get the combo logitech mx 5500 bluetooth keyboard and mouse. very nice and comfortable.
July 26, 2009 8:29:32 AM

Awesome guys thanks for the help, I changed back to some old video drivers and that fixed the weird CSS thing.
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