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Post #12 steps still need to be done yet i believe?
As I said you should NOT have crashes while running Memtest86 unless memory, PSu or Heat is the issue.
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Memtest just finished up 5 passes no errors heat of the case felt like it does when i used to play games for a while. Running through step 12 now TFC is finishing and im running defrag in a few.

Edited by Mayko, 01 September 2009 - 12:42 PM.

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Thank you for the update. Please let me know how it runs after all this is completed.
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Currently while idle the PC runs fine I wont have time to test it under load for an hour or so. As soon as I get back and have the chance i will test it and give an update I can. Is there a certain program/game that would be best to test it under load? I have many games and can get any free Stress test if needed. Thank you for the help thus far. I had the chance to get a quick test under load with Counter Strike Source. Not a very demanding game, but i got a shot of speedfan with it running after around 30-40 mins.
http://img200.images.../speedload.jpg/

Edited by Mayko, 01 September 2009 - 03:21 PM.

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I'm not familiar with any but I believe the best way is to run a game on it and see if it happens. Usually a game will stress memory and cpu enough and if there is a problem it should appear then.
I will ask around and see what I can find in the meantime.
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So far it have been running smooth no crashes. If possible i would like to update you in the next day or two if anything happens. Also if possible could you explain what happened. I spend my life in PCs and would like to know as much as I can about any problems i come across. Thanks in advance for all the help.
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I'm not really sure what the problem was.
Did you do the steps from post #12?
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Yes i did every step you included from the start. I haven't really changed much of anything on my PC lately. Was it not overheating? I know there was no beep warning of any kind, or any BSODs minidumps. I'm a bit stumped heh.
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I believe post 12 is where the secret is.
Something there seems to have fixed the issue somehow.
How is the system running and do you want to continue for a day or so before declaring everything working?
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So far it is running fine I have played a few games for around an hour or so CPU and GPU temps rise about 10-15 degrees. No crashes so far, and yes I would like to keep in touch for a day or two just incase. I just last week used the Vista defrag if that could have been it =0, also would you know if it is possible to wipe this drive and use an XP recovery CD to put XP on here. I have only used it once when i built my other PC, Vista has too many issues to really be worth it in my opinion. I have never been a real big fan of hardware and such. I only build them and use them. Thank you again for the help.
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You can't use a recovery cd meant for a name brand system on a system that is
1. Not the exact same brand and model
2. Can't be installed on two systems at the same time (This is against Microsoft's License Agreement)
3. Before any such downgrade to the OS you would have to research and make sure there are drivers for everything for XP
4. Can't be used on a Clone System

This topic will remain open for you to reply back at anytime so feel free to test as long as you want. I will be here when you do reply.
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Today while playing a lower end game my computer shut off. The side of my case was VERY hot but the readings when i started the PC back up were only around 50C. It was running fine for the longest time so I am at a loss.

Could this be from old thermal Compound? I leave this PC on 24/7 unless bad weather is around. I don't current ly have the money for new compound. Could turning the PC off at night help in any way? Just a thought.

Edited by Mayko, 12 September 2009 - 11:18 AM.

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Yes thermal paste could be the cause.
Also the fan not turning correctly.
By the side of the case which side are you referring to?
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The right side from looking at the front. I have the other side currently off. The temperatures are all currently 48 or below except my GPU which is 54 idle 60+ at heavy load.
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Hmm and the fans are all turning correctly?


Please run another speedfan and include the screenshot of the results
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