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#1 fleamour

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:26 AM

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I just upgraded my CPU & for the first time have seen the computer freeze up for instance when starting Firefox or when MSN Msgr signs in. Is perhaps the CPU not seated firmly enough (slot A) or could it be a dodgy eBay deal!?!

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:33 AM

Perhaps it's overheating? Fan and heat-sink okay?
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:42 AM

I thought a heard a struggling fan on first start up, but when was running ok with cover off. Heat sink certainly looks good & clean. The actual heat-sink's plastic casing has been taken off & does not clip in, so maybe when moving computer CPU is badly connected?

Any tests for a fan? Gota be cheap as chips to replace.
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:47 AM

Check out SpeedFan, which is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips.
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:52 AM

If some of my temperature sensors are reading into the minus they must be screwy, right!?! Perhaps they are faulty or covered in dust. My old car used to say it was minus 46 outside, and that's in the UK!!!

I imagine they are little black things.
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:06 PM

SpeedFan does the best it can to identify the sensors - but it's a freeware program so it doesn't necessarily have all the appropriate sensors listed (the author relies on contributions from others to refine the sensor settings).

Ignore the -46 thing unless you're looking to cool your beer! :thumbsup: The readings that you're looking for should be in the 30 to 70 range (although it may go higher if you're overheating).
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:38 PM

Beer, mmmmmh *drools*. So ignoring those false readings temp is at 35 c steady & it's been on all day. Handy program.

Thanks again usasma :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:52 PM

Try putting the cover back on and see if it misbehaves again (while watching the temps). If it does and the temps don't rise that much - then it's likely the vid card/cooler. If the temps do freak out - then it's likely the CPU/cooler.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:12 AM

Ur right, seems to be vid card as only happens after 'bout four hours continued use & CPU temp fine. The vid card itself only has heat sink & sparing application of thermal grease, no fan, though there appears to be a two pin plug for a heat-sink/fan. Can only be a few quid. Will head dwn 7 Digital to buy one.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:37 AM

Media Player 10 also freezes randomly, sound halts then continues, is this related or to do with a sound card?

Can't find anything specific in forum search.

Edited by fleamour, 11 April 2007 - 07:39 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:49 AM

Does this happen with other players or only Media Player 10 (by which I assume you mean Windows Media Player 10)? Have you tried Winamp or Media Player Classic to see if you get the same problems?
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:12 AM

I have rolled back to Win Media Player 9, I hate 11 with a great hatred, if that don't solve problem I will try Winamp. Problem only seems to happen when streaming from ext HDD though it is via USB 2 & all drivers are up to date.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:20 AM

Any error messages in the Event Viewer?

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:58 AM

Can't find anything, will note exact time at next occurrence.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:36 AM

Only this:

0000: 00680003 00b60001 00000000 80040033
0010: 0000012d 00000000 00000000 00000000
0020: 00000000 00000000 00082bdd 00000000

A paging file error on disk2, happens exactly when WMP 9/10 freezes. The disk is old, no probs replacing. My cuz has an 80 gig one going spare.

Edited by fleamour, 11 April 2007 - 10:01 AM.

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