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Hey guys, I have a completely stock system (It's not my sig rig.) and it's BSOD'ing (even at idle) frequently (Stable in BIOS so far.). I'm checking my temps and just wanna make sure it's within reason. This case sucks and I'm probably going to rip it up and change to one with better airflow.

One important note. I'm at stock clocks.

System Specs:

Intel Pentium 4 HT 640 "Prescott" @ 3.2 GHz
eVGA nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 640 @ Stock clocks
1 gig of Samsung DDR2.

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So here are the actual /idle/ temps taken with a IR Thermometer.

Room Temp: 29.1c
Ambient case temp: 30c - 35c depending on location
CPU: 42c off hs base
Front DDR Stick 38.4C
Back DDR Stick 41.2c (hot aisled apparently.)
Graphics:43.9c off heatsink 35.8c off exhaust
NB HS: 63c
SB: 31.3
HDD0 (top) 45c
HDD1 (bottom) 37c

I'm trying to rule out my problem with heat. I'll check the drivers for updates too.
Edited by MediaRocker - 4/23/11 at 9:20am
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post #2 of 18
Temps are fine.
Is this a new build? Did you just change a component?
Check your bios to make sure that all your ram and cpu voltages and timings are what they are specified to run at.
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post #3 of 18
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Temps are fine.
Is this a new build? Did you just change a component?
Check your bios to make sure that all your ram and cpu voltages and timings are what they are specified to run at.
Everything is stock. I plugged the thing in for the first time in almost a year (Because I recently moved) and all of the sudden it's running unstable.

I'm apt to think I maybe running out of memory, but idk why it worked (decently) before I moved, and now it's acting up. I locked up my case before it went on the truck so someone messing with my components is ruled out.

I may just replace the ram since it's from 04 with 2x 1gb sticks and put a fresh copy of XP and see what happens.
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post #4 of 18
Here is a silly thing to check, is the CMOS battery flat? Maybe it has been sitting around too long unused and the bios isn't holding its settings? If that tests out fine, maybe pull it and reset everything.
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post #5 of 18
Might be a failing power supply, try swapping it out for a different one and see if that works..

If not its time to systematically checking each thing, i.e hard drive for errors, ram for errors etc.
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post #6 of 18
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CMOS Battery is fine, The BIOS is proprietary so settings are unchangeable.

HDD's test fine in SMART and extensive read-writes.

I need to test the memory, Getting Memtest86 on it right now.

If it's the PSU I'm boned because it's proprietary and I can't change it out easily. I'd need another case specific PSU and that's gonna be a Hit and Miss ebay thing.

Anyway to test the PSU?
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post #7 of 18
you can either download and choose to believe the numbers from a program such as speedfan or speccy, or open up the side of your case and test the psu with a voltmeter
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Well I figured as much

Just anything to be looking for in particular?
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post #9 of 18
turn off your system, take off the case side, and backprobe your main Mobo connector with a dmm set on DC volts, then turn your system back on. One lead in one of the 3 colored V wires, and the black lead backprobing a ground wire.

Orange is your 3.3v rail, red is your 5v rail, and yellow is your 12v rail. Black is ground.
Run prime95 or something similar to check and see if the voltage drops too far.
Be careful and don't shock yourself.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by MediaRocker View Post
Well I figured as much

Just anything to be looking for in particular?
Here is an excellent guide on how to test the railings on your PSU. I would go with a digital voltmeter as they are simpler to use.

However, my gut reaction is the memory. The memory is biggest culprit when it comes to Bluescreens. So go ahead and do a memtest and even a HD diagnosis before you examine the PSU.
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