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post #21 of 34
Agree the hard drive. I dunno, if the pc stays on while under bios menu for a while without restarting... sounds like an ok power supply. It would make sense that as soon as the pc tries to access the data on the drive... lock up.

Any clicking noises?
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Thread Starter 
Just while a bunch of people are on my thread... I just want to ask the following questions...
What the success rate is of unlocking a 6950 to a 6970?
Would a good quality power supply such as the Corsair AX 750W yield greater OC'ing results due to the higher put out of AMPs per +12v rails when compared to my current Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W/Cooler Master GX 750W?
post #23 of 34
An old P4 with DDR ram check the electrolytic capacitors around the CPU. The voltage regulation ones they wont be solid can electros just the standard type look for ones that are bulged or starting to leak their electrolyte. A very common problem of unstable old hardware hence the reason they went to solid capacitors.
post #24 of 34
Your current PSU will be fine but not sure of the success rate. Now back on subject.

@ user, if the HDD's logic board was failing then there would be no clicks.

And I agree with Mac on this one as well. Good eye.

Like he said look for bulging or leaking caps.

Leaking caps:

Bulging/leaking caps


Bulging

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Those old P4 boards are notorious for bulging caps, especially in OEM computers like dell and E-machines.
    
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post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
Those old P4 boards are notorious for bulging caps, especially in OEM computers like dell and E-machines.
Yep, and I think his computer should be around the time of the capacitor plague too.
 
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post #27 of 34
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Sweet, but do you agree that my diagnoses was more reasonable than my father's?
Your dad was right. In most bios it will show you what the power supply is putting out for 3.3 ,5, and 12. Sometimes it will be a little lower but should be close.Dont really get where you pulled the power supply was bad beside the noise. Your dad could probably check it with a multi meter. So go eat some crow and tell him who knows best.
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Originally Posted by stinky View Post
Just while a bunch of people are on my thread... I just want to ask the following questions...
What the success rate is of unlocking a 6950 to a 6970?
Would a good quality power supply such as the Corsair AX 750W yield greater OC'ing results due to the higher put out of AMPs per +12v rails when compared to my current Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W/Cooler Master GX 750W?
No it wouldnt matter.
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post #29 of 34
Hard drive dropping out = possible HDD issue.

If the PSU is making noises, it depends on what kinds of noise exactly.

Whining or high-pitched noises usually means coil whine, which is not something to be alarmed about.
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post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by stinky View Post
Just while a bunch of people are on my thread... I just want to ask the following questions...
What the success rate is of unlocking a 6950 to a 6970?
Would a good quality power supply such as the Corsair AX 750W yield greater OC'ing results due to the higher put out of AMPs per +12v rails when compared to my current Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W/Cooler Master GX 750W?
The Silent Pro 600 and Corsair AX750 will be an upgrade from your GX750.

The GX750 has ripple on the 3.3V go out of spec above 450W, so consider the GX750 as a 450W PSU.
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