View Full Version : Could this be a Cooling Problem ?

26-03-2001, 02:23 PM
I have recently upgraded my computer to the following Specs:

Upgraded Hardware:

Duron 800, 128 megs Ram on a Legend BC133KT - 100 Motherboard and a 300 watt Power Supply.

Existing Hardware:

Has a 32 Speed CD Rom, 3.4 gig 5400 RPM Maxtor Hard drive, also a 4 gid 5400 Seagate Hard drive. Graphics Card is a PCI - 3800/TV TNT2. Has a Planet 10/100 Network Card and an ISA Internal 56k modem.

I have Windows 98 installed and the game Half Life, which runs Team Fortress Classic. Apart from Internet Explorer and Outlook Express there is not any other software installed.

Whilst playing Team Fortress either in a LAN game or online with the max fps set at 100 the machine will allow play for between 3 and 10 minutes before the whole machine locks up. With the max FPS set at 50 it will allow play for up to 30 minutes before the machine totally locks up. This is a continuous problem with the locking up. After rebooting and rejoining the game it then lasts sometimes 15 minutes and other times 30 minutes. No real pattern to how long it lasts.

Could this possibly be a cooling problem and would an additional internal cooling fan help ?

Any advice would be great to help solve this problem.

26-03-2001, 05:08 PM
Sounds very much like a heat problem. Additional cooling either through a large heatsink/fan combo on the processor or as you said add a case fan should solve your problems.

27-03-2001, 04:16 AM
what heatsinks/fans, case fans are u using.

27-03-2001, 11:17 AM
well it has the heatsink/fan on the Motherboard. Fan on the graphics card.

Have also installed a case Titan System Blower Fan 16000RPM.

I installed Quake 3 Arena this morning and it plays this just fine with freezing up at all.