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Upgraded CPU, now freezes

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December 15, 2010 6:22:25 PM

I upgraded my CPU from a celeron 3.4Ghz to a Core 2 Quad q6600. It booted okay and ran a lot faster but after 10 minutes it froze and I had to turn the power off to restart it. This happens all time runs great but only for 10 minutes. Cpu temp is only 34C. PSU is only 300W is this enough.

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December 15, 2010 6:33:33 PM

TASMO said:
I upgraded my CPU from a celeron 3.4Ghz to a Core 2 Quad q6600. It booted okay and ran a lot faster but after 10 minutes it froze and I had to turn the power off to restart it. This happens all time runs great but only for 10 minutes. Cpu temp is only 34C. PSU is only 300W is this enough.


Is 300 W enough? It depends on your other components. However I wouldn't suspect power supply issues right away. First I'd like to know about your motherboard. Is the CPU on your motherboard's approved list? I ask because the computer presumably came with the Celeron and the mobo may not be able to handle a quad core.

Why don't you give us a more detailed list of components or a PC model number so we can diagnose more effectively. If you download CPU-z and run it you can gain alot of information about your motherboard, CPU, and ram.
December 15, 2010 6:49:38 PM

Mobo is a foxconn P4M9007MB-8KRS2H, I checked before I bought the CPU that it was compatable.
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December 15, 2010 7:55:11 PM

TASMO said:
Mobo is a foxconn P4M9007MB-8KRS2H, I checked before I bought the CPU that it was compatable.


Ok, how about the other components?
Are you using an older BIOS?
December 15, 2010 8:10:47 PM

I will run cpu-z when I get off work, should give me more info.
December 23, 2010 5:46:35 AM

apologies for the late update on this, just got over a bout of norovirus, projectile vomiting is never fun. Any way got it sorted, should have checked the basic stuff first. Downloaded live update from the foxconn site, it scanned my system, bios file was 4 years old, installed the update now works fine. I have overclocked it to 3.0 and up till now have not had any problems, cpu temp sits @ 40C.

Thanks for all the replies.
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