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« on: May 25, 2003, 12:40:01 AM »

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Operating System Version: win98 se (s*xy edsel)
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I just built a pc with win98se, 350w power supply amd XP2000 processor 20gb hdd 256mb ddr ram geforce 440 64mb video card cd/rw and dvdrom the problem i am having is that after the pc has been on for a couple hours every program i start runs verrrry slowly Sad i have one case fan along with the power supply fan and the cpu fan should i install another case fan?is this a heat issue? I am going nuts trying to figure out what the problem is..thanks for the help in advance
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2003, 12:47:14 AM »

oh yes and one more thing ...
 after the pc has been on for about 8 hours and shuts down I cannot get back into windows it goes to the splash screen and then to a black screen with a blinking cursor and stays for about 5 mins then reboots and goes into a reboot loop the only way i can get to the desktop is in safemode and nothing short of reformatting solves the problem and it reoccurs a few hours after the reformat
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2003, 12:57:57 PM »

could this be a video card driver problem or maybe even a bad video card? heat?
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2003, 01:40:00 PM »

Hi,

Could very well be heat related. Make sure the CPU fan is flush against the CPU.

Make sure the hard drive has enough air going around it. If it is mounted above or below another device, try leaving an empty bay between them for air to get around the drive.

Also try disabling any power management features in the BIOS and Windows in case they conflict and are causing your problems.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2003, 02:24:38 PM »

ok will do the BIOS thing and will post back as to how it is going
 I was told that with a system as new as this one that win98 was a poor choice and that it was the problem but I do not believe it
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2003, 02:49:27 PM »

Hi,

From your hardware description above, you should not have any problems running Win98SE
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2003, 02:25:00 AM »

ok did the bios thing and added another case fan everything seems to be running just fine now and the only thing left giving me any trouble is outlook express ...i made a new account since this is a fresh install and for some reason it wont let me recieve any mail all the settings and passwords to retrieve mil are exactly the same as they were from the old pc but i get an error message that says the password is invalid for the username and it isnt because it is the same pass used to get online but for some odd reason it says it is invalid in the email could this be a prob with O.E. or the isp?
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2003, 02:58:35 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2003, 05:52:23 AM »

ok still having a minor problem with the pc slowing down although it doesnt have the problems as it did before it still slows down almost to the point of freezingup BUT I think if I add a fan to the graphics card it might help? I have a total of two case fans that seem to have helped alot but the slowdown prob is still there just not as bad maybe drivers for the video card causing this?
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2003, 11:56:02 AM »

Hi,

Could be software related, maybe your antivirus software...to verify run the system in Diagnostics Startup Mode for a while to see if the problems persists.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2003, 11:51:23 AM »

well it isnt the antivirus i use avg but yesterday I put a large fan in  front of the pc just for giggles and turned it on high and had the pc running with several programs going to see what would happen and I let it go like that for four hours using 85% of processor and had no slowdowns or any other problems so I am thinking I need a couple more fans inside the case ?
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2003, 12:59:03 PM »

Hi,

If the case supports another fan, try it out. Also make sure the CPU fan is well attached to the CPU.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2003, 02:50:22 AM »

problem resolved thanks Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2003, 01:07:55 PM »

Great! What was the solution!
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2003, 01:12:15 PM »

well after putting in another fan and that not doing it i got out the trusty voltage meter and stuck it in the wall and ended up running a new line just for the pc...was having alot of fluctuations in the output from the wall and now everything seems to working just fine;D
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