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

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.
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  1. 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?)
  2. 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=N82E16835100010

    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=N82E16835100007
  3. standard intel pushpin cooler?

    they do work , but theyre very easy to get wrong
  4. Outlander_04 said:
    standard intel pushpin cooler?



    Yeah just the vary basic one.

    Any instructions so I don't screw it up again? Haha
  5. 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.
  6. I'm not too sure what the AUX is the sensor is W83627WHG Sensor 1, I googled it without much success.
  7. Oh, any idea on the mouse?

    But I'm off to work won't really be able to reply till 11:30 PST
  8. Jim937 said:
    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=N82E16835100010

    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=N82E16835100007


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202006&Tpk=ocz%20freeze is the better thermal paste and is cheaper
  9. 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/2752/4/2008-03-03.html

    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:
  10. as for a mouse, get the combo logitech mx 5500 bluetooth keyboard and mouse. very nice and comfortable.
  11. 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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