I'm having great fun trying to fix my comp (again)... ...not. :mad:
Basically, a few weeks ago, while I was playing a fairly demanding game, my comp just completely shut itself down. Weird, I thought, as I tried to turn it back on. But, it wouldn't power up.
Maybe it's overheated? I left it 10 mins or so and turned it back on. In BIOS, I had an error message saying:
During the last boot-up, your system hung for an improper CPU speed setting.
...and so on. I check Everest on next boot-up and see pretty damn high temperatures inside the box. So, I ordered a new fan online. It was a VapoChill (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Vapochill_Micro.html), if that helps anyone. It claims to pretty much eliminate motherboard overheating altogether, so it pretty much sold itself to me.
The fan arrived today, I've fit it, and booted up. I test the computer by running Sims 2, which runs at an average speed at the best of times anyway. CRASH :mad: :mad:
I boot back up again a short while later to find the same error message in BIOS. I've also noticed that the temperatures inside the box aren't actually that much different to what they were before.
Is this an overheating problem? If so... why hasn't the new fan solved it?