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Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2001 - 3:51 pm:   

Ok, first, the hardware:
InWin Q500 case
Asus TUA266 motherboard
Pentium 3 933 Cu
Alpha PAL 6035 heatsink
Adaptec 2940U2 SCSI card
2 x IBM Ultrastar 18.2GB 10,000RPM Ultra 2 scsi drives
SB Live!
Matrox Millenium G400
Generic cd-rom

Ok, the problem now......

I just built this system and it runs like •••.
The temperature when the system is idle is around 30 c according to PCProbe. It'll have random lockups on it, and if I attempt to run the Distributed.Net RC5 client, the system temp jumps to 90 c in 2 seconds and freezes up hard. It looks like a heat problem.. But how? The ALPHA PAL 6035 is a huge heatsink/fan combo and there's also 4 case fans pumping heat out. Any ideas?
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2001 - 2:28 pm:   

Are you using a heatsink compound on the chip?

Make sure the heatsink is barely touching the chip and should be parallel to the CPU. If it's off by a little it will make a difference.
Floyd Hartog
Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 9:25 am:   

Just a thought, it may be worth your time to check that your processor multipliers are set correctly (if you are using them). If you are over clocking incorrectly that can cause a lot of heat.

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