Got a perplexing problem here. I have a PC that appears to be freezing due to a heat problem, but I can't find it.
CPU temp 49C Main Board Temp 38C
has video chip fan and 3 case fans in exhaust position case has side air intake vents.
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Retail
Asus A7V880 MB
Asys N7000 video card
Geil 512MB DDR400 w/ heat spreader
Machine runs fine with the side off. Leaving the side off is not an option though.
This machine doesnt shut down like it would when a CPU overheats. It just stops dead in its tracks. Lock up is not a software specific or time specific. This machine did run for 1 week however with a very high heat problem.
My question is this. Any idea where and why it is freezing? I am thinking that thje video card is damaged by heat. The graphics fan I put on yesterday to try and fix the problem. Is it possible that it was already damaged and would the video card cause this problem?