About 2 or 3 weeks ago my air conditioner broke down and my PC starting locking up while playing games. I saw my CPU temp was around 57C, so I figured it was just overheating (it was 85F room temp). But when my AC was fixed my PC kept locking up even though it hardly ever went above 47C. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of. Even a complete reinstall, but it still locks up in games. It's usually a hard lock that requires the reset switch, it happens anywhere from 30mins to 8seconds, and the sound DOES NOT keep looping, it just goes quiet. I've tried everything, driver changes, programs running in the background, re-format, patches, new GPU heatsink... I'm stumped, the only thing I can think of is that it must be a fried video card.
I built this system about 4 months ago, it's run perfectly until now:
CPU= AMD Athlon XP 2700+
Motherboard= Gigabyte GA-7VT600-L with the newest 4in1's(non-beta)
Memory= slot 1 & 2, Kingston 333MHz 256MB DDR NonECC CL2.5 DIMM MFN KVR333X64C25/256 (recommended by Gigabyte)
PSU= Antec P4 SL400 400W
Video card= eVGA Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200, about 2.5 years old, with 56.72 drivers
Sound Card= Guillemot Maxi Sound Muse, crap i know
Hard Drive 1= 20GB Compaq, about 3.5 years old
Hard Drive 2= 40GB Western Digital, about 2 years old
OS= Windows XP Pro
Case Fans= 4x 80mm case fans (2in/2out)
CPU Fan= Dynatron DC1206BM-L/610-P-CU
GPU Fan= Thermaltake GF4 cooler
Load: CPU: 47C-49C Case: 27C-28C
Idle: CPU: 44C-46C Case 26C-27C
Core: 1.71V RAM: 1.33V +3.3: 3.2V +5.00: 4.88V +12.00: 12.46V -12.00: ~-7.25V
*All temps and volt from MBM5, (and checked in the BIOS)
Thank you for reading this!
Edited by MickeyMouse, 02 June 2004 - 02:51 PM.