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Mister
10-01-2010, 11:46 PM
I installed a new 1TB hard drive the other day and everything was going fine until tonight.

When playing any game or something, It will randomly just shut-down. No warning, no nothing.

The first thing that came to my mind was power supply, but I have a 550 Watt power supply, and I'm not sure a new HDD would take up that much power. So I thought it'd be best to ask.

My system is..

Asus P5P43TD Motherboard, Socket 775, 1333MHz FSB, 4xDIMM DDR3, PCIe-16, 3xPCI, 2xPCIe-1, 12xUSB2, Audio, 1xATA, 6xSATA, ATX

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus, 550W ATX PSU, SLI Ready, Black

Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896I Video Card, GeForce GTX 260, 896MB, DDR3, PCIe-16, DVI, SLI ready, HDMI

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, Socket 77

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3, OEM

OCZ Platinum Kit, 2x2GB, DDR3-1600, PC3-12800, CL7, DIMM, XTC Heat Spreade

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Disk Drive, 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, SATA-2

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS Hard Disk Drive, 1000GB, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, SATA-2

Thanks.

Oh damn, just saw the thread underneath me. :S

angry
10-01-2010, 11:55 PM
check temprature, NOW :help:

Speedy Gonzales
10-01-2010, 11:55 PM
Have you checked event viewer?? Is it blue screening at anytime? If the case has a speaker, does it beep ?

Mister
11-01-2010, 12:05 AM
Ok. I took new HDD out. Did same thing. only closes in games.

Temps are, Wow.

GPU - 50c
System - 40c
CPU - 62c
AUX - 80c
HD0 - 31c
Core 0 - 99c
Core 1 - 92c
Core 2 - 99c
Core 3 - 92c

Mister
11-01-2010, 12:06 AM
Have you checked event viewer?? Is it blue screening at anytime? If the case has a speaker, does it beep ?

Yeah I checked Event Viewer, nothing bad there.

No BSOD. And no Beeping

feersumendjinn
11-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Check your cpu heatsink/fan assembly is fitted correctly, too damn hot!
Are you overclocking?

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Dont think the cores should be that high

Mister
11-01-2010, 12:23 AM
I shut that computer down, using the laptop now. Is there any reason that my CPU would randomly just jump to that temperature?

Will check the fan now.

feersumendjinn
11-01-2010, 12:29 AM
Perhaps you loosened the retaining clips on the HSF assembly when you fitted the hdd, or a cable is touching the fan.

Mister
11-01-2010, 12:34 AM
One of the little, clipity bobs was loose, pushed it in, now hearing a weird sound, sounds like a cord is hitting a fan somewhere. So checking it out now

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 12:37 AM
Is this the PC that had wires all over the place? If it is, tie them up. Thats probably one reason why its hot. And why theyre hitting the fan

feersumendjinn
11-01-2010, 12:38 AM
This may help with clips
http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmo-na/eng/299985.htm#maint_C

Yep, neatness counts!

Mister
11-01-2010, 01:15 AM
ok everything's back in now will check if it's still overheating.

Thanks all

Mister
11-01-2010, 01:22 AM
Hrm.. Temp's still rising up to 80'ish..

I'll have a go at cleaning out the dust tomorrow and the cables.

Mister
11-01-2010, 04:07 PM
Ok after spending all morning taking everything apart, getting rid of dust, and cleaning the cables up.. Temps are still going crazy.

I think I may need a new CPU fan, but reading through my Mobo manual, I need a special type so it fits.

Or is there something else I should try first?

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 04:21 PM
What do you mean so it fits?? It either fits or you're using the wrong fan

Mister
11-01-2010, 04:22 PM
What do you mean so it fits?? It either fits or wasnt made for it in the first place / you're not using the right fan

The current fan has these pins, I just read the ASUS manual, and it said to make sure that any new fans have those pins. Unless all fans have those pins.

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 04:29 PM
What pins? The 3 pins?? It has to have pins, or it wouldn't spin, once you plug it in. Case fans have 3 pins as well. Or do you mean the pins on the heatsink, where they go into the holes on the mobo?

Mister
11-01-2010, 04:34 PM
Oh, I see, my fault for bad choice of words. I should have said the plugs on the heatsink. Sorry

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 04:45 PM
So, youre talking about the pins on the bottom like the 1st pic? If you are, are they secure in the holes on the mobo? Or the pin connection like the 2nd one ? If youre using a socket 775 mobo, thats what the heatsink looks like (or should look like)

Mister
11-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Yeap, the fan feels very secure, everything is in place.

And yes, those pics are what mine looks like

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 04:56 PM
If the heatsink / fan came with the CPU there shouldnt be anything wrong with it. As long as its in the holes. And its connected to the CPU fan connection on the mobo. The pic I posted is the original heatsink I had for the CPU that was in this.

Mister
11-01-2010, 05:00 PM
If the heatsink / fan came with the CPU there shouldnt be anything wrong with it. As long as its in the holes. And its connected to the CPU fan connection on the mobo. The pic I posted is the original heatsink I had for the CPU that was in this.

That's the thing, it's in the holes, and it was going fine until last night. Cleaned everything out and it's still overheating when playing games or something

Speedy Gonzales
11-01-2010, 05:04 PM
Have you tied the cables up YET :badpc: If you havent, now is probably a good time to tie them up. How many fans, are in the case, besides the CPU fan?

Mister
11-01-2010, 05:37 PM
Have you tied the cables up YET :badpc: If you havent, now is probably a good time to tie them up. How many fans, are in the case, besides the CPU fan?

Yes, they're tied up.

Uhm, the case fan, Graphics card fan and I guess the PSU fan.

Agent_24
11-01-2010, 05:54 PM
So your CPU is still at 62*C?

nedkelly
11-01-2010, 06:04 PM
just wondering seeing as one of the pins was not attached to the motherboard on the cpu heatsink, would the cpu thermal paste have affixed to the cpu right?

Agent_24
11-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Good point, is there any there and if so, what condition is it in? I would probably take the whole thing off and redo it just to be sure

feersumendjinn
11-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Might pay to remove and refit heatsink/fan assembly with fresh thermal paste (may have done what Nedkelly said) see my post #12.

nedkelly
11-01-2010, 06:21 PM
Was looking through the thread and was surprised that no one else had suggested it. Only reason I thought of it was my mate had same kind of problem when he forgot to turn one of the locking pins on his cpu cooler.

Mister
11-01-2010, 06:52 PM
Hmm, I tried playing around with the pins, I think mine are kinda stuffed.

But running a game, the temp got up to around 60 C but I'll buy some Thermal Paste tomorow.