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Thread: Just crashes.....I h8 my luck!

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    If you are using the stock AMD fan with your 2100+, then I'd suggest getting a better heatsink/fan combo. You don't have to go all out, just something like the thermaltake Volcano 7. I've found the stock fans that AMD supplies to be a bit below par, especially the pink phase change material they use for heat transfer. I've had quite a few of them that just wouldn't run much below 50deg idle, even after changing to decent thermal paste. You shouldn't really need tons of case fans to get your temps to a reasonable level. As a reference my 1700+ runs at a cool 32deg idle under a Volcano 7 :)
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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    I had the same problem with my comp. It would lock-up or BSOD and reboot only when I started to play a game. . I got a better heatsink and I still had problems. It turns out that my power supply was the problem. I replaced my old 300W PS then installed an Antec true power 550 and now it works fine. The was I tested this was I got a can of duster air turned it upside-down and sprayed it into my PS if this makes it play a little longer before crashing the that is your problem.
    When all else fails......sell it on eBay!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    The first thing that I would have done was buy a good, all copper Heatsink and fan such as a ThermalRight AX7 or a GlobalWin CAK4 and some Arctic Silver 2 or 3, even before buying a new case. Your Temps are very high, I have Dual Athlon 2000MP's running on Tyan K7 Thunders and Tyan K7 Tigers and my CPU temps don't get above 50C under full load in 2U & 4U Rack Mount chassis, which are harder to keep cool then standard ATX Mid Tower cases. The all Aluminum AMD Stock HSF just don't cut it for the higher clocked CPU's, I've got a whole pile of them sitting on my shelf from all of the retail AthlonMP's that I have bought and have never even used a single one. Good Luck with your new system.

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