I recently just built myself my first Athlon System. Now i have a problem though that i can not seem to fix. I think it is a heat problem, but any ideas would be appreciated.
When i am playing Counter-Strike or Q3 my system will do one of 2 things: it either hangs and the sound loops OR the screen goes black and my system restarts as if i just turned it on! I have the side of my case off and i can feel heat waves coming off of the processor. (i put a 12inch floor fan in front but it does not fix the freezing problems)
specs: Athlon 650 (not o/c) 256megsPC133Micron
asus 32mGeforce Pure
FIC board (with updated bios)
IBM 20Gig HDD
300W psw in Enlight case
athlon recommended heatsink & cpu fan
2 sys fans
all drivers have been updated
I am running windows2000 and i have done a full format and reinstall a couple of times now and no luck in fixing the problem
Thanks in advance for your help, i am getting really frusterated with this. i dont want to be discouraged from getting into building computers, but i feel like i have hit a brick wall.