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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by umterps, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. umterps

    umterps Thread Starter

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    My computer ever now and then resets as though i touched the button. At first I thought it was the power supply. But I put a new one in yesterday and after being on 10 hours it reset itself. I don't think that its the outlet, because I have the computer hooked up through a UPS. The resets tend to happen more often when I'm downloading multiple files at once or playing a game. I have about 4 fans on the inside of the case. Sometimes when it freezes it won't come back on immediately. Sometimes I have to plug it into a different outlet to get it working. What could be wrong and how can I get it fixed?


    I'm running a self-built
    Athlon 1.4 Gig on a biostar mother board
    256 mb ddr
    and Win98SE
     
  2. Chris A

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    You've either got a low voltage problem or a heat problem. What is the temp. your CPU is running at ?
     
  3. umterps

    umterps Thread Starter

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    how do i find the temperature its running at?


    ... that seems reasonable because the problem has been happening more often during the day when we have the heat going and didnt happen this much during the summer when the air conditioning was on.
     
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    umterps Thread Starter

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    I do believe you're correct. It says that the chip and board are at 226.9 F. I have a giant heatsink and fan on the chip, a muffin fan in the back of the case, a fan in a slot in the back of the case, and another fan on the board.

    What type of cooling system can I buy that will do the trick?

    - is this the cause of my computer running slower also?
     
  6. Chris A

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    It sounds as if you have enough cooling Does your Cpu fan have a layer of thermal grease between it and the CPU. Like This stuff
     
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