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A Weird Problem

By LegendMind
Aug 29, 2006
  1. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    What wolfram meant was that it would help if you had a fan in the front of your case that will blow air in and one on the back to blow air out.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Replacing the heatsink on the card is definitely an option, seeing that coolers from Zalman, specifically the ZM-VHS1 that's made for ur card, are available for around $6 which is approximately 360 rupees over there.
     
  3. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Thanks u rage, I will definitly explore the local stores for the cooler u advised. Anyway, as I have deputed a mini pedestal fan to my system. It is running smootly. But now my desktop it is very odd looking :) though.
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Odd looking in what way?
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Umm rik, I think he means the desk-top, not the PC itself.
     
  6. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Well, folks I think i will now sort out my problem. You guys are a great help. Accept my heartiest congrats to the moderators and all friends for hosting such a good forum.

    Specially to Rage and Rik as they constantly shared with me their very helpful tips and suggestions.
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I did realize that. Just wondered if he had suffered a gpu recovery and the pc had gone into 8 bit colour quality or something.

    So LegendMind, is it fixed and working properly now?
     
  8. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Yes, the system is working fine as soon as I used the fan to cool it down. Now I am in my office. I shall post a pic of the current looks of my desktop :) on returning home in the evening.

    By the way one thing I am concerned about is that occasionally when my system boots up during RAM checking (when system counts the available physical memory as I have disabled 'fast boot up' option in my BIOS), The counter stops randomly at 125MB or 315MB or any xxxMB and an error is displayed saying "R/W memory error press F4 to continue".

    When I restart the system (Alt+Ctrl+Del) the system counts the RAM as usual and successfully counts to 1024MB and just no problem at all.

    The above mentioned problem happens occasionally as I have observed it for 6 to 7 times since I bought the system i.e. about a week ago and have done about 75 or so boots approximatly. :)
     
  9. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Well folks waiting for ur response...
     
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Run memtest on your ram.
     
  11. LegendMind

    LegendMind TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Sorry I was away for a while. OK Rik I shall run memtest on my RAM and will let u know. Thanks for ur advice.
     
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Do it ASAP because bad RAM will start causing BSODs very soon.
     
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