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Thank you very much for your help:)

The company that had upgraded my computer for me has decided to help me out with installation.

P.S. Went home at lunch to pack up the comp and gave it a looksie. Looks like I can add 2-90mm in the front and 1-120mm (where a 90mm is now) in the back. Now hopefully that will be enough fans :tazz:

Edited by Twiztnin223, 08 August 2005 - 11:27 AM.

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Great. I hope that this fixes it.
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OK the quest continues....

They looked at my computer and said there was enough airflow, but we replaced the 92mm fan in the back with a 120mm.

They also swapped out my RAM cards to see if that was the problem.

I have 2 IBM Deskstar Hard Drives in my computer (20G (windowsxp) and a 40G (FFXI drive)). They told me those Deskstars aren't all that great and maybe my hard drive could be going bad. Best Buy has a Maxtor 100GB 8meg cache drive on sale 1/2 off - $49.99. So I'm thinking of picking 2 of those up.

Logged into FFXI this morning, restarted within 10 mins.... (Temp only at 85 F/29 C)

Mind you my computer only restarts when I am playing FFXI or when it is running in the background.

Do you think having FFXI on it's own drive could cause a problem or maybe it was just a bad install?

Any insight would be helpful :tazz:

Edited by Twiztnin223, 09 August 2005 - 07:47 AM.

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You would be cheaper with a single 200gig from newegg or somewhere like that.
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I install Photoshop on my computer at home. It tells me to install it on another drive that Windows isn't on. Something about "Scratch"?

Edited by Twiztnin223, 09 August 2005 - 10:23 AM.

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Really what photoshop version is it i have cs on my machine on the same drive as windows and they work fine.You could always partition the drive if you get a big one.
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It's Photoshop 7.0
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Weird i have never seen that prob with that version before.
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Maybe it's something with the hard drive issue lol. Lately with my computer, who knows! lol :tazz:
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I think I will be buying a 200GB hard drive. I'mma try it out and I'll let you know if the problem persists with the new drive. Thanks a bunch for your help ;) :tazz:
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I also have a hard drive cooler in one of my 5.25" drive bay to push some of the heat from my IDE drives to my PSU.

Just a thought.... :tazz:
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Alright I'll take a looksie at one of those^^ thanks :tazz:
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Okie I have just installed a new Maxtor 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive and reinstalled FFXI. Now comes the updates...all 6-8 hours of them....... Here's hoping and I'll let you know what happens:)
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Still doing the same problem.

I'm going to go talk to my computer guys when I get out of work.

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Edited by Twiztnin223, 14 August 2005 - 05:04 PM.

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