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Old 7th November, 2006, 03:11 AM
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Could you check your PSU voltages with a DMM?
Also check the 12V amperages on your PSU.

Check with only 1 stick of RAM at a time, to see if either of those are bad.

Also, do you have temp monitoring software? or if not, run your computer for at least 10min (if you can) under load, take the side off and check the temp of the heatsink. If its not warm - hot (probably not burning) to touch you will need to re seat the heatsink with some as5.

Sounds like it is either a RAM or PSU problem - if you could post full machine specs that would be a help.

Also I advise most definately getting a new PSU, of that component most of all you get what you pay for. if you have a 3000+, 3HDD, 1x 6800NU, DVD, and several case fans, look towards something like the silverstone ST40EF (its cheap, reliable, and very stable), Antec TPII 400W+. You will be wanting about 25A+ on a single rail, or 14A on 2 12V rails.

If you are reinstalling XP, insure you install at least SP1 BEFORE you install drivers for the SATA drives, and USB 2.
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