System: Windows XP Pro
My computer freezes frequently, and especially when it is under a certain "laod" level.
When the PC is at rest or when surfing over the net, CPU temperature is around 46C to 48C, but when I try for example to scan the PC using EWIDO, NOD32, etc the temperature jumps to around 62oC as soon as this software's window appears on the screen.
During the scan, CPU temperature fluctuates between 59C to 68C and after some 20-25minutes, the PC generally freezes.
When during this scan I'am trying to download a program or software, th PC freezes after 1-2 minutes.
I would like to point out that the PC is dust-free (I use to clean it about once a month) and I operate it with one side off all the time with also a small table-fan operating next to the computer. Even though, the CPU temperature remains high.
All fans seems OK.
PC seems to be virus/malware free :Ewido, Nod32, Spysweeper are finding only cookies from time to time. HD is defragmented.
I have 3 RAM sticks "each stick @ 256MB" and 1 empty slot.
My mobo is not set up to run in dual channel
( Motherboard :Gigabyte GA-8I865P(-G)
I run CRUCIAL System scanner and confirm the above:
Currently Installed Memory : 768 MB
Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096 MB
Total Number Of Memory Slots: 4
Available Memory Slots: 1
Sometimes (not very often) I got also the blue screen of death with:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer…..
***STOP: 0x00000050 (0xC1D0131C, 0x00000000, 0x804E8D6A, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Six months ago I had a similar issue . I stripped down the CPU fan and heat sink , gave them a good clean and reinstall them using thermal grease. I have also fixed an extra fan (12 centimeters) on the side panel. This seemed to solve the issue for approx. 5 months.
Following advices in other threads I just downloaded Memtest86 3.2 on a disk and will ran it during the weekend.
Any help that you can give me would be highly appreciated.
Note: While writting this thread temperatures were as follows (using EVEREST):
Motherboard: 25C, CPU: 45C; Aux: 25C and HD: 31C