Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
pete424

Help with unstable system

Recommended Posts

I asked for help a couple of weeks back because I had a chipset fan fail. I replaced the fan with the Evercool VC-RE. Everything was fine for a couple of days and then I noticed my chipset temps were sky high and when I looked I found the new fan was not running. When I stopped swearing, I rebooted and the fan started very slowly. After about twenty minutes it had stopped running again. I had been using the 3 pin connector on the motherboard so I went to a 4 pin and hooked the fan up there. The fan seems to be working fine now but my computer has been acting very sluggish and unstable. I am not crashing but things just are not right. For example, occasionally when I click on a link online or on my desk top, my monitor will go black for a second before it opens the new page. Have I damaged my chipset? Could this be a PS beginnig to fail or some sort of motherboard issue?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

Might be something else like the gfx card?

If it needs a power connector you must plug one into it,

 

Also the board must have 4 power connectors plug into it (you probably know this?)

 

The best thing you can do is reinstall windows + quick format and monitor your temps and see how things go,

 

Do not install the nvidia Firewall/NAM software.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have all 4 power leads properly connected. The firewall is not installed. Somehow this feels like a hardware problem as opposed to a software issue. How does one check the efficiency of a power supply?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

youd be surprised what a PSU could do. There isnt really a way to check, well there is but it wouldnt tell you anything. Thermaltakes are notorius for screwing with DFI mobos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...