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sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#21
New Memtest86+, v. 2.11 for floppy. Have run for 11 hours, no errors. When can I stop?

It looks like the culprit is the CPU by process of elimination. Going to contact Intel on Monday.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#22
11 hours is plenty. I normally look at the # of passes rather than time.

After running so hot for an extended period, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some damage to the CPU.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#23
Did you download UBCD yet? This is the THIRD time I'm telling you. Get the V5 beta from my sig, but here is the older tool list:
http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/

Hey, pipe down :( I have other things in my life besides computers! Thurs I lost my internet connection, I was up with the d---- XFX till 4 AM last night, and I own a business also. Sometimes I also shop so I can eat. You either have a wife to take care of that, or you live in a pigsty and eat fast food. And I can't run the memtest and UBCD at the same time. Can I close down Memtest now? 11 hours, no errors.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#24
We're overlapping posts, because I type badly. OK, I already have that CD, but never knew how to use it. Will download the new v. And as for the fan, those damned little split pegs drove me nuts, till I read to do it outside the case. Yup, that's my fan, and a perfect example of s---y design. I've seen experienced people online tear their hair out over those pegs.

This was only my 2nd build, Midknyte. Be a little more tolerant of human error. You know a lot of 63-year old women who didn't grow up with computers and who build their own? I never touched a PC till 1996. I learned by the seat of my pants, with 13 years at my users group taking dozens of workshops, poring through magazines, surfing help sites, asking techies, going to forums like this.
 
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Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#25
Yes, you can stop memtest. I already said that 11 hours is plenty.

You're the one that kept avoiding my questions. I can only do so much in this format. If you don't answer my questions, it's very difficult to help you.

I'm going to chalk your outburst up to frustration. I'll let other people jump in to help you.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#26
It's not frustration; I am not avoiding your questions. I'm a very slow typist, so our posts overlap, and I had said that. I can't be brilliant and a good typist; there are just so many talents to go around. At the same time I was looking for UBCD5 beta, and I've been sent through an endless loop of sites and back again.

No wonder why they put you in the Arkham Asylum.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#28
You're the one who wrote Arkham Asylum in your sig. And I haven't gone to work yet today, and it's 4 PM. And yes, I never learned to touchtype, although I have almost as many degrees as you.

Looks like you scared the other members away. Do you always time the members with a stopwatch?

Is there a testing program less complex than this? I saw UBCD demonstrated in my users group, and I can't handle it. And no, I don't know DOS either except for ipconfig in the cmd screen.

I've already D/L a copy of Mersenne p95v259.zip. Can I unzip that to a floppy and run it? I couldn't be too ignorant. I installed a floppy drive into my new comp for emergency boots.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#29
Fan is Intel DC34052-001. I can refund that too if you feel it doesn't seat right. It's flat now.

After 12 hours:
CPU temp 134 degrees
System temp 113
Fan 2836 RPM
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#31
Thanks for being brave, Jimbo. :)

Unfortunately, you can't run that version of Prime95 from a floppy. It would have to be run from Windows. The version on UBCD is Linux-based. To clarify Prime95 is a stress test to max out your CPU. You're already having heat issues at idle (low load), so I'd watch it carefully if you can get it to run.

You might have seen UBCD4Win, which is a different project from plain UBCD. UBCD is a collection of floppy based diagnostics combined into 1 CD. All you do is boot from the CD, and pick your diag from the menu.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#32
I don't have Linux. On, UBCD4Win, which program do you recommend for this?
 
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Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#34
Instead of doing all this UBCD/UBCD4Win stuff, the easiest thing would probably be to swap out the CPU. I know you probably don't have a spare, so you may need to ask a friend.

You can try running at the benchmarks and diags, but you'd get a quicker answer by merely swapping the CPU.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#35
The demo on Win UBCD was Chinese to me, and justa bout everyone in the workshop. The instructor is a professional, and we're mostly hobbyists or use comps at work.

Borrowing a CPU is not do-able.

There's no other reliable program for testing CPU defects? Otherwise, since it wasn't the memory, and we've ruled out the mobo and PSU, I'll just send it back to Intel. The other question was, would you recommend a better fan/sink with the new CPU? This one is not doing the job, with the temp at 138. Something not too pricey but reliable.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#38
Unless you want to go out and buy diagnostic software, there aren't a whole lot of freebies specifically for CPUs.

You'll want to look for one that doesn't use the same mounting pins, since you had so much trouble with them. In general, bigger is better. However, you need to make sure it will fit in your case.
 
sneakers

sneakers

Middling experienced user
#39
Thanks to all of you for your help. And Midknyte--remember to stop sometimes to eat and sleep.
 

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