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I came back from abroad and bought a new dvd writer, memory and a new hard disk. I had to format my computer in order to make my computer into RAID 0 configuration so first i installed all my new hardware and then formatted my computer. After the format i installed all my softwares, games and peripherals (even the new ones; logitech webcam orbit & sandisk 12 in 1 media card reader). Then suddenly my computer started restarting and getting these errors. Is it possible that i'm overusing the power supply. I got a 3.00 Ghz processor wit HT, 2 GB Ram (4x512MB), 4 optical drives; Dvd-rom, Cd-writer, 2 Dvd-writers and now two hard disks connected and i have a 480W power supply.
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Download Everest Home Edition here

Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then sensor


Post the temperatures
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Motherboard - 42C (108F)
CPU - 50C (122F)
Aux - 41C (106F)
GPU - 56C (133F)
GPU Ambient - 48C (118F)

Cooling Fans :
CPU - 4106RPM
Power Suply - 2437RPM

Oh and btw have a look at the screenshot. Just after installing Everest Home Edition received a warning about that.
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Just a quick note on [EVEREST] -

If You have another [PC PROBE] Utility running at same time [EVEREST] is running - [SENSORS] - The Readings are AVERAGED -

Running 2 similar utilities may compromise readings & set off alarms -
It may even show false Fan speeds - Like [000] RPM -

It is like running 2 ANTI VIRUS Applications at same time - They step over/on each other -

Keep them - just run 1 at a time -

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PS - How old is PC - How many Fans are running - PS is probably adequate - But Cooling may not be sufficient - after all the expansion -

See Cooling Links - & Browse

http://www.antec.com...ro_cooling.html

http://www.antec.com...IYArticle4.html

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Edited by Jack123, 24 September 2005 - 11:39 PM.

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Ive got about 5 fans running + processor fan + psu fan + vga card fan...i mean i still need more cooling..wow...ok...pc is about one n half years old...so then what do you reckon i need to do now? I don't think ive even got any free power cables left to attach something new...fans can be attached to the motherboard tho if i need to buy new ones..
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Topic: PC COOLING
Date: 25th Sept-2005
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I did not mean you needed MORE cooling - BUT maybe more efficient cooling- 5 Fans may cause [AIR TURBULENCE] - If not positioned or arranged correctly - which would degrade the cooling – MORE & BIGGER is not ALWAYS BETTER – The idea is to have efficient & effective cooling -

COOLING GUIDELINES –
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1 - You should have 2 [INTAKE FANS] in front blowing on the Drives – Looks like this area is compacted
and drives are heat sources – and make sure they are secured properly so they can exchange the heat thru the case effectively –
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2 – There should be a Positive Airflow that is drawing in from the front vents and flowing towards the rear and EXHAUSTING out the rear vents –
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3 – You need to exhaust the air out the rear FASTER than INTAKE – Getting the HOT AIR OUT – Is the NAME of the GAME -
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4 – Your [VIDEO CARD FAN] – Try to leave the PCI Slot next to the Video Card FREE – The fan should be drawing AIR INTO CARD – and needs space to breathe-A side Chassis Fan may be a Turbulence factor here ??
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5 – CPU Fan should be Positioned so that AIR is be drawn INTO Heat Sink Assembly and forced out the SIDE FINS & then exhausted out by rear fans quickly – PCU FAN should be connected to Motherboard [CPU FAN] Connection correctly – you can adjust the cooling somewhat by/in your BIOS Settings – [HARDWARE MONITOR] – Q-FAN CONTROL – FAN SPEED RATIO – SPEED UP/DOWN RESPONSE TIME RATIO
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6 – Power Supply Fans – Bottom Fan should be drawing air in & rear fan should exhaust air out rear of PC – Sometimes these fans have speed control & have extra [FAN CONNECTORS] available for more fans – But are limited to maybe 3 fans –
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7 – Side Fans ?? Sometimes TOO MUCH FAN POWER in this area may cause AIR TURBULENCE - Not always - Sometimes it may be better just to have sufficient AIR VENTS & let cooler air be drawn in by the Positive Air Flow - Keep these holes filtered – I use a piece of screen mesh to block Dust – which can be easily cleaned -
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8 – Arrange cables & connectors to keep air flow free from obstructions – Use cable ties if needed –
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9 – Do not overload the Motherboard [Chassis Fan] Connection – If you have a side fan – it can be connected there – It will be controlled as needed – so as to decrease any turbulence that may be caused – The exhaust fans could be at full speed always – use normal Power Connectors – Usually the Fans today have a [PASS-THRU] Connectors – so you always have a Connector left –
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10- Intake fans should be filtered – and cleaned often to keep the dust out – also your chassis should be sealed fairly well – no missing screws or missing panels – Exhaust fan holes should be larger than intake for faster exhausting
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11 – Ambient Air is a factor also – Keep as cool as possible – AND leave PC room to breathe – Do not compromise any AIR INTAKE by blocking these vents – Ok to have external fans – but AGAIN be careful not to cause TURBULENCE - And avoid direct fan blowing across intake vents -The EXHAUSTIG Component of PC COOLING is very important – do not compromise by SPACE SAVING & Blocking -
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You said your PC is 1 ½ Years old – Maybe you need to clean out CPU Heat Sink Assembly – It usually gets DUST CLOGGED – about this age & this compromises CPU COOLING - more than anything -
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You can use the [CLEANING DUSTER] – Just read Directions – DO NOT SHAKE or INVERT CAN – Pressurized Air when turned will become LIQUID – which IS NOT A GOOD THING –
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Make sure computer is turned OFF – and UNPLUGGED – Be careful that connections are not disturbed or knocked loose – Also clean chassis from the – dust bunnies - The fins can become so clogged that the fan can be damaged and/or have very little cooling properties –
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Edited by Jack123, 25 September 2005 - 02:22 PM.

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Hey thanks for all the help. I found the root to my problem. It was the new memory i bought. They weren't running stable at the default voltage so i had to increase that.
Thanks again.
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Was the [EVEREST] Program/application any help to you?

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Ya it allowed me to check out benchmarks for my computer and i got to see my computer's details. It's very very similar to AIDA32 btw.
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Ya it allowed me to check out benchmarks for my computer and i got to see my computer's details. It's very very similar to AIDA32 btw.

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They are similar because the project leader of AIDA32 now works at Lavalys.
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