Computer keeps crashing+CPu temp too high!

Fujitsu siemens / P5gd1-fm
November 5, 2009 at 11:30:56
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 3.391 GHz / 1023 MB
Hi guys,

recently my computer has been freezing a lot, meaning the mouse cannot move nor can I type anything. Any application I was using is also frozen.

I reinstalled Windows in the hope that it may have been a registry issue or a virus, however even after a fresh installation, no joy.

I ran memtest 86 but it keeps freezing at the same place:

Test #5 Block Move
Testing 200K-1024 M
Mem Map e820
Read_Mem 136

I downloaded speedfan in order to get a breakdown of what my CPU stands at. Even as Windows loads up

Given that this is a fresh installation of Windows, with barely anything installed....I really dunno why there is such a high temp!

Any help please?

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November 5, 2009 at 12:28:47
Yeah, 67C is a little high for a desktop CPU. Memory might be bad, but before you blame your RAM, check your CPU cooling first. A hot CPU can and will cause memtest86 to freeze.

"Given that this is a fresh installation of Windows"

Has nothing to do with Windows. Crack open your tower and check out the CPU's heatsink/fan. If it's loaded with dust, take the PC outside and give it a good blast of compressed air.

Also make sure that the heatsink is seated correctly. If you have never upgraded the CPU, heatsink, or motherboard yourself, chances are good that the heatsink's mounted properly. Otherwise, it might be a good idea now to take off the heatsink, clean the CPU and heatsink (I use rubbing alcohol), apply fresh new thermal paste, and finally reseat the heatsink.

Now fully Se7ened.

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November 5, 2009 at 13:21:05

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