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#1 happycow0012

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:45 AM

Today, my friends, I am not a happy cow.

For a while now I've tolerated an overheating problem with my computer, even to the extent where a box fan has replaced the side of my computer case. However, my computer still tends to crash, and over the past few days it's been doing so with increasing frequency.

I don't think this will help, but I'll just post it as a preemptive measure. This is the "crash code" or whatever when I restart my system after the BSOD (and I let it cool down for a few minutes):

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:	BlueScreen
  OS Version:	6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
  Locale ID:	1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:	fc
  BCP1:	FFFFF8A0019DD0A8
  BCP2:	DAF00000AEBEB963
  BCP3:	FFFFF8800A308D70
  BCP4:	0000000000000002
  OS Version:	6_1_7600
  Service Pack:	0_0
  Product:	256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\121510-35942-01.dmp
  C:\Users\Ryan Desktop\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-54475-0.sysdata.xml

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My question is: what part of my computer is overheating, and how can I diagnose it with software. I don't really feel like going to the store, buying parts, returning parts, etc. etc. until it is fixed.


ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!!!

Thanks guys.

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#2 MrBruce1959

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:30 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

If you seriously feel your computer is crashing because if heat related issues you can use two pieces of free software that will give you a basic idea of what is going on heat-wise.

Here are the download links to two popular programs.

HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

Speed Fan http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Hope these help you diagnose your problem.

Kind regards.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:57 AM

Thanks :)

Is there any software that can test my ram/cpu/gpu for problems? I think that the overheating might be caused by hardware failure...

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:27 PM

Yes there is.

Here's a list of free programs.

3dMark06 (tests Video hardware) http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark06/introduction/

Memtest86 4.00 (tests RAM for errors) http://majorgeeks.com/Memtest86_d4226.html


Windows Memory Diagnostics (Tests RAM for errors) http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp


Blue Screen View (Checks crash dump files for crash related errors) http://nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Prime95 (benchmarking software) http://majorgeeks.com/Prime95_d4363.html


While at the MajorGeeks web site you may want to check out the other programs available that might assist you in your testing.


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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:59 PM

If you are concerned about over heating then the last thing I would be doing is stressing your machine with testing\benchmarking programs.

If HWMonitor or Speed Fan show it to be running hot then perhaps a cleaning of the inside is in order. Then recheck the temps. If all is well but you are still experiencing problems then proceed with the other hardware tests to try to find the problem.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:53 PM

I ran the memtest86 program and after it was 10% complete it had already found over 5,000 errors. I've replaced the ram and everything is working great now... and I don't even need a box fan on the side of my computer! :D

Thanks guys

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:33 PM

Happycow you seem like your are IN FACT now a happy cow! :thumbup2:

Happy computing!

Kind regards as always.....

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