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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Small20, Mar 12, 2002.

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  1. Small20

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    Yesterday I was using my computer, doing nothing particularly processor-intensive (though I had had my computer on for three days straight :\). Suddenly, it rebooted. The tower simply restarted without warning. After about 5 minutes, it happened again. And again. And again. I just turned it off for an hour and waited. When I booted back up I saw the temprature was at 84 degrees - that seemed too hot so I shut down, opened up the case and let it sit till this morning. I booted back up and checked the temprature - 83 degrees. Could this be from a broken fan? Maybe just collection of dust? Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. brianF

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    Where are you monitoring this temp??
    Is that degrees F, not C

    case temp????
    processor temp???

    Anywho, 84 degrees F is not out of the ordinary and shouldn't be cause for alarm, generally my case runs around 84F and my processor is around 90F.
     
  3. Small20

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    Thanks, I'm glad I dont have to be alarmed. I'm fairly sure it's my processor temp, and yes its in F. I was checking through SiSoft Sandra. Apparently not everybody thinks 84 degrees is okay - one person I thought to be reasonably computer-competent almost had a heart attack when I told him - I guess he hasn't checked his own temperature lately.
     
  4. mtbird

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    My computer runs at about 120 F without problems. You might want to keep an eye on your power supply. Reboots can be caused by a faulty or undersized PSU.

    Debe
     
  5. Small20

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    What could I do to keep my eye on it? My friend's PSU destroyed his entire computer pretty much - how much do they cost?
     
  6. mtbird

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    Well, if you continue to have problems, you could switch it out and see if it clears up.
    Here are two sites that I buy from.....
    www.savingxoom.com
    www.newegg.com
    Prices will depend on what kind you need.
     
  7. Small20

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    Thanks yet again - how do I know what kind I need? I have a 1 ghz thunderbird.
     
  8. mtbird

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    I would suggest at least a 350 watt. Make sure that it says that it is AMD approved.

    Debe
     
  9. Small20

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    Does it matter what my other components are in my descision? (mobo, etc?)
     
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    You can even get away w/ a name brand 300watt psu.
     
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