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jimfdowning

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Can someone please help i'm at my wits end with this one :)

I am getting an alarm of the board im using, high pitched siren

It usually happen when i run say a virus scan or use other software, not always though :)

Someone said maybe my ram was not timed correctly or my bios was wrong, but i have no idea how to fix that.

My specs are

Board Abit F-190hd

Pentuim® D cpu 3.40ghz
3.39ghz
1.93gb ram

XP home edition sp3

Im running approx 36 processes & CPU usage is only at 40% - 50% when alarm sounds.

ive attached a wav hosted on rapidshare of the alarm so you can here what it sounds like.

http://rapidshare.co...mp_fault001.wav

Any help would be appreciated.

Jim
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It sounds like it could be a temperature to hot warning.

Download Everest from my signature. Expand computer on the left side and then go down to sensors. Copy and paste to here what the voltages and the temp sensors are reporting.
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Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type HDD (ISA 290h)

wasn't running anything else so alarm wasnt sounding


Temperatures
Motherboard 39 C (102 F)
MAXTOR STM3250820AS 32 C (90 F)

Voltage Values
CPU Core 2.42 V
Aux 1.78 V
+3.3 V 3.25 V
+5 V 5.46 V
+12 V 6.75 V
-12 V -8.29 V
-5 V -4.72 V
Debug Info F 4D 2A 2D
Debug Info T 39 00 00
Debug Info V 97 6F CB CB 6F 95 C4 (03)
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Ran a couple of programs so alarm sounded. These were the results from everest :


Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type HDD (ISA 290h)

Temperatures
Motherboard 38 C (100 F)
MAXTOR STM3250820AS 33 C (91 F)

Voltage Values
CPU Core 2.35 V
Aux 1.78 V
+3.3 V 3.23 V
+5 V 5.43 V
+12 V 6.75 V
-12 V -8.23 V
-5 V -4.72 V
Debug Info F 4D 2B 2D
Debug Info T 38 00 00
Debug Info V 93 6F CA CA 6F 94 C4 (03)
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+12 V 6.75 V

Ummm, that's no good (don't worry about the -12V or -5V). You need to have that PSU properly tested, or swap in a known good one for testing.

Are all your fans spinning properly?
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Yes the fans seem to be working properly.

Just had a replacement PSU about 3 weeks ago..
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Then you have another bad supply or something is pulling that supply down. The +12vdc, and -12vdc are not good voltages. The + 12vdc is what worries us the most.
What is the make and model of the power supply?
What is the wattage rating?
Is the computer plugged into the wall outlet, UPS, power strip, or surge protector? I ask because another poster just had a bad surge protector doing a number on his psu and the voltages.
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Sorry

so what should i tell my tech guy about the psu?
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Just had a replacement PSU about 3 weeks ago..

And what was the +12V then? A new PSU does not mean a good PSU - especially if it is not a name brand, quality PSU. The sensor may be wrong - but you need to prove it and verify you have a solid +12 volts with enough current to support a full load.
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Its a zpower total max output 550w

its plugged into an auto power down socket that turn off everything when comps powered down
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You guys type too fast.

There is no ATX form factor standard for -12V or -5V so those readings are irrelevant and should be ignored.

its plugged into an auto power down socket that turn off everything when comps powered down

Since this appears to be power related, I would bypass that thing until this is resolved. I recommend testing all outlets in the house with a AC Outlet/Ground Fault Indicator Tester too. Testers are available for any house current and connector.
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Ive disconnected the power down and here are the new results from everest.

Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type HDD (ISA 290h)

Temperatures
Motherboard 36 C (97 F)
MAXTOR STM3250820AS 32 C (90 F)

Voltage Values
CPU Core 2.42 V
Aux 1.78 V
+3.3 V 3.25 V
+5 V 5.46 V
+12 V 6.75 V
-12 V -8.29 V
-5 V -4.72 V
Debug Info F 4C 2C 2F
Debug Info T 36 00 00
Debug Info V 97 6F CB CB 6F 95 C4 (03)


hope that wasnt too fast for ya :)
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That was going to 1 of my suggestions.

You can also have the power supply tested at a computer store or you can purchase a tester yourself and test it.
Google search for PSU testers

And I can't type fast enough.
The power down is not creating the issue. I would still leave it out till the +12vdc issue is resolved.

The alarm is very likely being caused by the psu and being sent to the computer speaker.
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Ill take it to the guy who built it and see what he can do

thanks
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Keep us posted. Maybe we can all learn something out of this - at your expense! :)
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