Re: CPU overheat + restart/startup probs

Re: CPU overheat + restart/startup probs


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Posted by Snokio on March 12, 2002 at 15:29:57:

In Reply to: CPU overheat + restart/startup probs posted by Matt M on February 25, 2002 at 17:43:00:

: Ok, this is a little long and detailed, so I apologize... I'm just trying to get a definitive answer before I decide to shell out some $$.

: I have a custom home-built PC with 512 MB DDR RAM, a 1.4 Ghz Athlon, an ECS Elitegroup Mainboard K7S5A, a Geforce 2 Pro vid card, 3 sys fans, 1 very noisy cpu fan w/ very large heatsink (not sure of make/model) all running on Win98se.

: Well, my comp started restarting a couple days ago all by itself. To make a long story short:
: I found out that my CPU fan was not working. I checked the BIOS and my sys monitor said my CPU was at 104 'C!!! I don't know how long the CPU was at that temp or how long the fan was not working. Needless to say, I shut the system down, and then fiddled with the fan until it worked again. (I plugged it into another fan plug on the MoBo - it worked - then back into it's original slot - it worked again).

: So Now, My computer starts up Windows when it feels like it. Sometimes it works and sometimes (most of the time) it doesn't. When it doesn't I get errors like the following:

: - upon reg startup, blue screen w/ "an exception OE has occurred at 0028:C0000048 in VXD ---." followed by a black screen saying "While initializing device CONFIGMG: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer."

: -upon Safe mode startup, a black screen w/ "While initializing device VTD: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." Then it shuts OFF on it's own soon after.

: -upon 'step-by-step confirmation', it goes through and loads everything fine, gets to my last driver "LMOUSE.VXD" and hangs after running it.

: The computer loads up DOS fine, and never restarts from DOS.
: I've checked the BOOTLOG file and the only thing that fails to load is "ndis2sup.vxd"
: I've run MANY scanregs and scandisks (w/ a full surface scan on 2 occasions) and everything checks out ok.
: Here's the kicker, WHEN Windows decides to work (which has happened 4 times since the beginning of this whole episode), If I leave it alone to sit at the desktop and do nothing, the comp stays on indefinitely (hours at a time), but as soon as I start to use applications it will restart without warning in anywhere from 5-30 minutes.
: Like I said, the fan works now and I have the cover off. The CPU is at a 'cool' 48 'C or thereabouts.

: So... what's wrong? In my opinion, the CPU is fried (at least partially) and I need to buy a new one. But, I want to make absolutely sure before I put down the $$.

: Are these symptoms of a damaged CPU? or could there be another problem? Is the MoBo damaged too? How can I tell?

: thanks in advance

: -Matt

Well i have had a similar problem with my prossessor over-heating...i had a 750 athlon...and just like you i got the start up shut down routine, give the prossessor a little time to cool off and it switches on all by itself,
diagnosies....fan jamed up....fortunatly it did not mess up my pc but if i was you i would format your hard drive and reinstall windows as it will set all records strait (your registory etc) or buy norton utilites, which will scan your disk for errors , corrupted files and alot more, (and fix them) my bet is that your prossessor is fine.
hope im not to late!!


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