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I think I have a voltage problem. Please help

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Nov 6, 2001
Hi! I recently bought a GlobalWin TAK68 to replace the WBK38 in my system. Although I am happy with my the performance of my new heatsink, I noticed that I am getting random problems while booting. It seems that the light on my CD-Writer and my harddisk would light up for something like 10 seconds before my PC initializes (thats 10 seconds before the video BIOS information shows up on the top left portion of the screen). Since it has not happened before I replaced my heatsink I'm trying to figure out the culprit for this problem.

Before I changed heatsinks, I'm running my system on 10 x 133 @ 1.725v. I was doing some overclocking while undervolted and for the past few weeks (prior to installing my TAK68) I never had any problems. Of course that changed after installing the TAK68. Since the TAK68 has 2 fans in it, I immediately suspected my voltages to be culprit and raised my voltages to the Athlon's default voltages (1.75). Somehow things went back to normal but I still have random slow-downs, maybe once every week. I'm already thinking about raising my voltages to 1.775 but I'm really concerned bout how my PC would heat up at those voltages (please note that I am living in a very hot city).

Can anyone give me some answers? Would raising my voltages really help or is there another problem that I'm not seeing? Any thought on this would be highly appreciated. Thanks! -- seal


May 3, 2001
Virginia, USA
I increased my Vcore to 1.825 hoping to gain some stability and didn't see the temps go up that much.

Make sure the heat sink is seated flat on the CPU of course.