System Failed CPU Test

By Tek Nectar
Oct 7, 2006
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  1. A while back, I would on occasion get an audio message saying, "System failed CPU test." It usually occured while playing computer games. (such as Tribes: Vengeance - Demo)

    I neglected it until the message started playing constantly, over and over. At the same time, my boot sector was attacked and I was forced to get a new hard drive. Things have gone smoothley, and I had forgotten about the annoying audio message. But recently, while playing Tribes Vengeance - Demo, the message came up again, which reminded me of this problem.

    I have an ASUS motherboard, a Radeon video card, and some other crap. If you need specifics, just let me know. There is a program to determine your hard ware, right? Or is it already in the Windows software?

    Anyways, thanks and advance!
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    yes. It's called CPU-z
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    or in my opion which I think is better Everesthome, which I think is better
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    How about some system information?

    "System failed CPU test", when said by games, usually just means your CPU isn't fast enough to run it well. It might have something to do with other processes running in the background, Direct X or even problems with Tribes itself.

    If you haven't had problems with anything else, I imagine your CPU is just fine. Usually it works or it doesn't.
  5. Tek Nectar

    Tek Nectar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It has done it once during a youtube video. While surfing the internet, playing music, ect. it never happens.

    What do you suggest I should try?
  6. Tek Nectar

    Tek Nectar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I downloaded Everest Home and this is the system information it gave me.

    (in attachment)
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