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Suspected computer overheating


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i looked under the advanced tab and there was nothing to do with RAM voltages =S
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I'm sorry under the advance tab then "norhtbridge chipset config" then " memory config" is should be listed as
"DDR Refearance Voltage" and is most likely set to Auto, change to 2.6, don't forget to save when you exit bios.
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i changed it to 2.6 and still getting crashes and blue screens in-game :)
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memtest

Is the ram still hot?

Try running memtest, test one stick at a time, leave it run 3 hours for each stick unless it shows lots of errors then stop it.
Could you list the error message when it blue screen's
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sorry it's taken me ages to reply, i've had a busy time over christmas and such :)

i've run the memory test and it said that it found no errors, I no longer get blue screens but my computer just freezes now and i get the occasional error message from Xfire
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what kind of GFX card do you have? because if your crashing ingame, then it might mean that your card is overheating.
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GeForce 8600GTS I haven't overclocked it or anything and it has the standard cooler that ships with it
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if you have a thermometer, try getting the temp reading of the card right after a crash. and if its high, then you've got a cooling problem.

do you have good circulation?

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Edited by Rocknrollcows, 04 February 2008 - 05:26 PM.

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sorry to mess you guys around with longb times between posts but i have been really busy recently :)

i can't find a thermometer anywhere to measure temp :)

in most of my case there is good circulation, but at the bottom under my gfx card there is a big tangle of wires which i haven't got round to sorting yet, this is just below my gfx card but i did make sure that it didn't obstruct the fan in any way

would it be worth tying all of them back and freeing up more space?
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