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    Default Computer is Beeping!?

    Just got a new video card ATI X1800 GTO and a new Power supply (550w). All my programs run just fine with no problems. I have a few 3D screensavers that appear to use alot of juice from the videocard. After about 30 to 60 minutes of the screensaver running, my computer starts to beep in about ten second intervals. Would this be a overheating problem and what might be a solution? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Computer is Beeping!?

    Best guess would be heat related issues(as you stated). Adding case fans often is the easiest solution. More info on your system (motherboard make/model, cpu, ram, type of case) may be helpful.
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    Default Re: Computer is Beeping!?

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    Dimension 4700 Series,Intel Pentium 4 Processor 530 with
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    HT Technology (3.0GHz)
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    1024MB DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz
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    Dell Quiet Key Keyboard
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    ATI Radeon X1800 GTO Graphics Card
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    80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
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    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition,Service Pack 2
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    Intel Pro 100M Integrated PCI NIC Card
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    16X DVD ROM and 48X CDRW

    SurePower 550w BTX/ATX 12v Smart Cable Power Supply

    as far as the case goes it's a Dell, not sure what else to list
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    Default Re: Computer is Beeping!?

    I'm not getting a good look at the case from the pics I've been able to find but it doesn't look like the thing has a lot of places for fans. If there is a space designed for an extra case fan at the back then it would prolly be a good idea to try one. Any case fans at the back should be blowing out ... case fans at the front should suck in. For $5 - $20 case fans for this experiment are pretty cheap. You could prolly experiment a bit by leaving the side panel off during use to see if the problem goes away although modern systems should be designed for optimal airflow with the case closed.
    Last edited by PrairieDawg; 10-24-2006 at 10:04 AM.
    Antec 900 case (4 120mm and 1 200mm lighted fans + UFO flashing light set + 2 12" and 1 6" Mutant Mods meteor lights) - Aerogate ll thermal controller - Asus M2N-e SLI - AMD 64 X2 AM2 6400+ - Corsair TX650 PSU - MSI 450GTS Cyclone OC - 2 X 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance PC2 6400 RAM - SATA 320 GB Seagate HD, SATA 300GB Maxtor HD and IDE 80 GB Samsung HD - Floppy Drive/Card Reader Combo - LG SuperMulti Lightscribe 18x DVD RW - Plextor PX-716A DVD r/rw - Windows 7 Home Premium 64

    Crude but Effective ... it is a way of life.

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    Default Re: Computer is Beeping!?

    just get a new case instead i had the same problem with my old comp so i finnaly just got a new case. i would prefer a thermaltake case

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    Default Re: Computer is Beeping!?

    Appreciate the help.

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    Default Re: Computer is Beeping!?

    A big prob with those is that ppl tend to stick them in the most warmest, unventilated postions possible.

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