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    Desktop won't boot; no video; beep code suggests video error - how to troubleshoot?

    First, my specs: Mobo: Giga-byte 8iexp. CPU: P4 2.4 ghz, socket 478. 2gb DDR RAM 2700 Antec case & PS Video: ALBATRON GeForce 4 TI4200P (NVIDIA GeForce4 TI4200 GPU), 128MB DDR, DVI+VGA TV-Out. Built it about 7 years ago. It was my first and only build. Since then I haven't keep up...
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    Computer not detecting new memory

    Triple6, Thanks for the reply. I'm unfamiliar with the distinction b/w double sided and single sided memory, but I'm guessing all 3 of my sticks are double sided? I suppose just buying another 1gb, since it's rather cheap nowadays, would solve the problem.
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    Computer not detecting new memory

    I'm running a P4 2.4 on a Gigabyte 8iexp. The mobo supports 2gb of memory, ddr 2700/2100. I was running 1gb of ddr 2700 (two 512mb sticks; these to be exact), although I think effectively they're only running at 2100/266 due to my mobo. I was replacing a heatsink and figured I'd max out...
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    Replacing CPU.

    I installed a new heatsink. Now it's running in the 30s, a good 15-20 degrees cooler than before. We'll see if this resolves the problem. Thanks.
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    Replacing CPU.

    Thanks for the help. I went ahead and ordered that heatsink and fan and will replace it and see if that helps.
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    Replacing CPU.

    Thanks Triple6. It has been overheating a bit for a couple of years actually; I just haven't gotten around to resolving to fix it. It usually runs in the low 50s (according to Motherboard Monitor 5). When the "problem" arises it gets to 60 degrees and higher. This happened a lot when I...
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    Replacing CPU.

    I'm looking to replace my desktop's CPU as my current CPU appears to be on its last legs (running any kind of program that requires anything greater than simple browsing [i.e. mlb.tv or streaming video] or running more than 2 programs causes the CPU % usage to jump to close to 99%). It also...
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    Protocol for fixing high CPU temps?

    Thanks Brum. I'll probably add another case fan soon. I guess a max of 67 degrees isn't that uncommon. Now I see why performance slows down though whenever it does get that high.
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    Protocol for fixing high CPU temps?

    Well it was initially a problem b/c the default setting in BIOS was to have the alarm for CPU temp go off at 60 degrees, i.e. it would beep a lot. This made me assume that anything at or above 60 degrees was a problem. I've sinced changedthe alarm-notification to not go off until 70 degrees...
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    Protocol for fixing high CPU temps?

    Well it only happens when I'm running certain programs, for example Company of Heroes which I just purchased. It tends to only happen with games or I've noticed with Yahoo stattracker for fantasy sports. I tend to only keep the minimal amount of processes running, and it's always traceable to...
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    Protocol for fixing high CPU temps?

    My 4 year old computer I built is having some issues. The CPU processor % goes up to 99% when running certain programs. I just downloaded Motherboard Monitor to check out the temps. It generally runs around 48 deg C but then when the CPU starts to run at a high % it jumps up to 60 degrees C. The...
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    CPU running @ 99% and beeping...

    Thanks for the replies. Here is my HijackThis log: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 5:39:19 PM, on 5/13/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe...
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    CPU running @ 99% and beeping...

    Thanks. But where is cache "supposed" to be? I've run cpuz and it says 8Kbytes L1 data, 12 KBytes L1 trace, and 512 KBytes Level 2. When I ctl-alt-del there are no other programs running that shouldn't be. Processes appear to be normal, however I wouldn't know if something wasn't. There is...
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    CPU running @ 99% and beeping...

    My CPU has recently started to run at 99% and beep whenever I load up semi-complex programs. It doesn't happen with typical internet browsing, word processing, but if I have a game up then it happens. It still runs good, even when its beeping, but its at 99% capacity. SPOOLSV is not an issue. I...
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    Hijacked Homepage - Search Everything - HJT log included

    My homepage has been hijacked - I've searched the forums but havn't found a specifically similar post. I've run CWS shredder. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0 Scan saved at 4:19:13 PM, on 1/3/2005 Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)...
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