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Strange solution, why does it work?

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Hi,

 

now it happened twice already.

I've been playing Armed Assault for some while, and after maybe two hours, my computer turns off. When I try to turn it back on, I see all four red diagnostic LEDs on the mainboard, which, according to the manual means, that the CPU is being detected. Nothing happens. Turning off the PSU doesn't help either.

I thought it was some kind of temperature issue, so I left the computer for a couple of hours to let whatever was overheated cool down. But still it doesn't help.

When it happened the first time, I was afraid the CPU was damaged, so I began removing the CPU cooler. But then, after removing it, I wanted to give it a last chance, so I reattached it - and, magically, everything was fine again.

I did some stress tests with Prime95 and found out that the mainboard itself gets quite warm, around 60 °C. The CPU temperature didn't rise above 50 °C. I installed an additional case fan.

 

Yesterday it happened again. And again, the solution was to remove the CPU cooler and attach it again.

 

How can that be?

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As a suggestion...if you're chipset is getting that hot why don't you do what we all have done and replace it ! Also before the mods gang rape yer butt you need to put a signature up for you're specs! Do that now or you may get a temporary ban!

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First thing everyone is going to say is your PSU. It is very likely to be the culprit in issues like you are seeing... I'd be thinking of trying to get hold of one from the recommended list to test with.

 

Also, do you have all 4 power connectors plugged into the board? They must all be plugged in for stability.

 

(The chipset replacement mentioned above is the chipset fan. An Evercool VC-RE fits very well, and is much quieter than the stock fan)

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You are probably right, since I didn't have these problems when I was still using my single core AMD64 3000+. But does anyone have an explanation why this strange solution (removing the cooler and reattaching it) works?

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But does anyone have an explanation why this strange solution (removing the cooler and reattaching it) works?

 

Sure...can give plenty of 'what ifs'...1. cpu pins not making good contact thru hot and cold cycle of use...2. Big hands in case banging around move/reseat some other component not making contact thru the hot/cold, on/off cycle...laying case over on its' side to remove the HSF assembly jars some other component...and the list of 'what ifs' can continue along like that. Key to remember is they are all only 'what ifs'...

 

RGone...:confused:

 

You are probably right, since I didn't have these problems when I was still using my single core AMD64 3000+. But does anyone have an explanation why this strange solution (removing the cooler and reattaching it) works?

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what they are saying is replace the chipset cooler (get an evercool unit), helpos a lot with temps.

 

also, add fannage to help with air flow, clean up case and route the cables carefully.

 

Dual cores have higher load requirements, your PS doesn't seem to appear on the DFI listing here. more than likely you have a powa problem.

 

later,

 

baldy

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