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WishingStar

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Jan 1, 2004
I've got a 2.8C Processor, overclocked to 3.2 ghz. However, i'm experiencing lockups after running anything that requires 3d rendering for an extended period of time.

Can anyone help? or do u need more info?
 
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WishingStar

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Okies more info.

I tried running Prime 95 on it... Not good. First time.. Fatal error after 2 minutes. Second time, system crashed about 5 minutes into the test... .ahh what's going on.

Okies... CPU stuff

I'm using the standard heatsink/fan, P4 2.8C, D1 revision, stepping 9. I'overclocked the FSB to 230Mhz. I've got crummy 2.5-4-4-8 generic RAM, FSB:DRAM ratio at 5:4, so the ram is going at 184mhz. The Vcore is at 1.6V and i set the ram voltage to 2.65V. I use a Asus P4C800 Motherboard.

Before it used to boot back to desktop after certain tests or restart. So i changed the voltages and it was fine, however, now the system locks up after i do any strenous task for an extended period of time. I opened the side panel of my case just in case, but i don't think it's a temperature problem since, both motherboard and CPU temperatures are around 30 degrees, and the CPU load temperature is about 51 to 55 degrees.

Plz help....anyone. is that enough info?
 
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WishingStar

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It's typical PC3200.. going at 183mhz rite now.

The jump back to desktop and autorestart problems sometimes happen too.

Any ideas.... help!!
 
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shortbus_

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do they prime torture test w/Small FFTS ( top choice )

if it lasts longer then its probably your ram...

have you run memtest86 @ those speeds?
id recommend some kingston ram. its pretty cheap and works great.
 
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WishingStar

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i ran memtest 86... nothing's wrong.

i followed extreme's advice and upped the vdimm to 2.85 v.

Now for some reason when i boot up my computer i get 2 beeps instead of 1. and.. it locks up even worse.... though it doesn't boot back to desktop or restart anymore.