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System Locks Up

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by euphrus, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. euphrus

    euphrus Member

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    I have an unusual problem.

    My system keeps locking up.

    I have solved the problem by
    dropping my cpu from (1ghz-133fsb sdram-133) to (500mhz-66fsb sdram-66)
    (ouch!!!!!!)

    I'm trying to narrow my problem.
    Could it be ram, video card, or cpu running hot?
     
  2. rroettger

    rroettger Regular member

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    What is your sys specs and OS.
     
  3. euphrus

    euphrus Member

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    OLD System

    VD133Pro
    CPU 7.5 Multiplier 133FSB = 997MHZ
    RAM Nanya 512MB
    2 40Gig HD's
    1 160Gig HD
    2 Memorex Dual Layer DVD Burners
    OS Windows 2000 Professional
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is cpu a 1gig & you have proper ratio x fsb? is cpu fan running alright & is does it make a groaning noise when 1st starting up. what is usual time to lockup if computer running normal programs
     
  5. euphrus

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    It's a "1Gig", Intel decided to make a 133fsb with a 7.5 multiplier instead of it's usual 100fsb and 10 multiplier

    No strange noise, fans are running fine.

    I removed the cpu heatsink, cleaned it and reaplied a thin layer of gook

    Booted into mem86 and found no problems

    CPU doesn't go above 115-120Farenheit

    I have a copper core heatsink
    Fan runs at 5600RPMs (not very quiet)

    When burning DVDs from images, encoding or transcoding video, or running constantly for about 1-2 hours it will lock up.
     
  6. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    check your powersupply
     

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