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January 10, 2012 11:13:21 PM

recently i have built a system out of old parts for a friend of mine, the system has started to play up unfortunately.

1st problem is that when i play a video the pc freezes then restarts. (can this be a driver problem?)

2ndly the processor is idle at 50 degrees but can i leave it to operate in this condition or will it cause other issues.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 10, 2012 11:29:50 PM

50 degrees isn't terrible, though it's awfully high for idle. That alone won't damage the CPU. The load temperatures worry me more, when it's working hard.

It may be a power problem, but reinstall your drivers first. What is the mdoel of your power supply, and what are all your other specs?
January 12, 2012 5:42:58 PM

it was the graphics card driver, i got errors for it and even a blue screen, ouch... any way replaced it and now everything is perfect.

I did prime tests and and the temps never went past 60 degrees... so that's all good.

thanks any way.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 6:05:24 PM

So does it idle at 50 and load up to 60, or are the idles reasonable now?