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hey im starting to wonder if its possible my buddy's computer is overheating? its always freezing at random times and sometimes it wont even boot up into windows without being slow as hell.. but leaving the computer off for a good half to full hour does the trick.. but then theres no telling when its going to freeze again. here is my friends specs:

Thermaltake 420 watt PSU
Thermaltake Soprano Case
san diego 3700+
asus a8n
geforce 7800 GT
seagate 7200.9 150 gig hard drive*
4x512MB OCZ RAM = 2 gigs
dvd burner

the video cards drivers report it to be running at 60 degrees celcius so i think his video card overheating is out of the question. and his PSU is sufficient enough for this sytem right???

*we've had the hard drive RMA'd before due to similar problems with the hard drive being the suspect. since these similar problems are happening again im not sure whether to condemn the hard drive again..
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Try swapping out the PSU, might be a insufficient/faulty/dying unit.
    
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is that 60 load or idle?

CPU temps?
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try taking out 2 of those sticks. amd are known for having trouble with 4 sticks of ram see if that helps
    
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or with 4 sticks make sure you aer running 2t on the memory
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Is it overclocked and what is the cpu temp?
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post #7 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillhouse
Try swapping out the PSU, might be a insufficient/faulty/dying unit.
well i dont have a decent PSU myself to test his computer with.. i have a generic one that came with my computer's case.. is there any way to verify his PSU is bad? i have a voltmeter/digital multi-meter that can measure voltage.. what lines should i test and what kind of voltage readings should i see?

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fury
is that 60 load or idle?
CPU temps?
this is at idle.. is this actually high for idle? the most work hell put his video card to use for is when he plays counter-strike: source, which is the only game he plays on his computer. i had him enable the option of being notified if his core temperature ever exceeded 85 degrees. so we'd know if his video card would be overheating right?

Quote:
Originally Posted by uberjon
try taking out 2 of those sticks. amd are known for having trouble with 4 sticks of ram see if that helps
if hes having problems because he has 4 RAM sticks in use wouldnt that be ridiculous enough to get either a new mobo for free or two sticks of 1 giggers for free? it would be ridiculous to sell a mobo with 4 slots that crashes when all 4 slots are used.. thats like selling a 4 seater car but no one is to sit in the back seat or the car will not operate properly..

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fury
or with 4 sticks make sure you aer running 2t on the memory
ok i'll have him make sure he's running 2T on the memory.

Quote:
Originally Posted by OCZedd
Is it overclocked and what is the cpu temp?
no, the computer is not overclocked whatsoever. i dont know where to go to check the cpu temperature.. do i need to have a certain driver installed or is it available to see already? am i suppose to check in BIOS? if so, how am i suppose to know what the temperature is at while in windows?

thanks for all the input guys keep em coming!!
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post #8 of 17
lol well...you tell us.

If it's over 55C cpu temps, then ya...it's overheating (at full load)

60C is fine for a GPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
lol well...you tell us.

If it's over 55C cpu temps, then ya...it's overheating (at full load)

60C is fine for a GPU.
how do i find out the cpu temp??
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