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Unknown overheating problem

By TheAndrewE
Jun 30, 2006
  1. At first I thought my overheating problem was with my 6800GT, so I bought and installed a NV Silencer and that keeps the GPU temp at a max of 70c, which is real nice. The problem is, I still overheat while playing certain games.

    When I overheat, my speakers make a loud buzzing sound and I see a kind of checkerboard pattern on my monitor. I don't know where to start looking, any suggestions?

    Specs:
    BFG Geforce 6800GT
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939 CPU
    Soltek SL-K8TPRO-939 mobo
    XP Home SP2
    1 gig PQI Turbo PC-3200 DDR RAM
    Western Digital HDD
    Antec 420w power supply
     
  2. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Check your CPU temperatures, that might be it too.

    Do you use the stock cpu heatsink/fan?
     
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    what do you mean "you still overheat"??

    you have solved your GPU heat issue, yet you say you are still overheating :confused: generally speaking, the mobo would shut the system down if you were "overheating"
     
  4. TheAndrewE

    TheAndrewE TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I use a Thermaltake Silent Boost.
     
  5. TheAndrewE

    TheAndrewE TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The system doesn't shut down, it just goes to a really strange, almost checkerboard screen. The checkerboard has the colors of what was usually on the screen at the time, just really small and a bunch of them. It's a really strange problem. =\
     
  6. A-thru-Z

    A-thru-Z TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I read a while ago about this problem (sorry cant remember where) and it turned out to be a chipset problem....you could do a google and see what comes up?
     
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