Lock up issue

Microsoft Windows vista ultimate with sp...
September 10, 2009 at 09:08:28
Specs: Windows vista ultimate 32 bit
hello all i need some serious help i recently built my
first pc last month and i have been having
a issue with my pc locking up but it does not lock up
at random times. but when i play a game or
trying to burn a DVD.... i can burn CD's with no
problem and also when i try and watch a blu ray
movie it locks up... when im watching a regular DVD I
have no problem. i can leave the pc running all
day long and surf the internet and it will not lock up at
all these is the hardware from my PC
everything is new except for the harddrive i got it from
a co-worker, but the harddrive was still
wrapped up and was never open.

power supply:ultra X3 850w
DVD player: lite on 6X blu ray
ultra usb 2.0 md3 5.25 multi function panel
case: ultra m998 mid tower
ram: OZC reaper 4096MB pc10666 ddr3 1333Mhz
(2x2048)
motherboard:evga nForce 790i ultra SLI socket 775
CPU:intel core 2 quad Q9650 3ghz 12mb 1333 fsb cpu
video card:bfg geforce gtx 285 oc 1gb PCIe b edition
HArd drive:seagate barracuda 1tb 32 mb sata hd
operating system: windows vista ultimate 32-bit

any advice would be helpful. thanks all in advance


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#1
September 10, 2009 at 11:10:01
Check for overheating.

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#2
September 10, 2009 at 14:02:58
You might be able to find the temperatures in the bios. If not, download and install a free motherboard monitoring program like 'Speedfan'.

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#3
September 10, 2009 at 19:09:57
I just checked my CPU and board temp
at idle
CPU 129f, 54c
board 95f, 35c
I don't kno if that's to high for an idle temp

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#4
September 11, 2009 at 09:34:57
The 54C for the CPU is a bit high. It's usually about 10C higher then the motherboard temperature. Which might also be just a tad high, depending upon the ambient temperature. A temperature in the low 40s is the most common for the CPU. A less than perfect application of the heatsink thermal compound might be the reason it's a little high.

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#5
September 11, 2009 at 12:00:23
I just brought a bigger fan and thermal compound
yesterday I will install the fan today and let you
kno the results later on

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#6
September 12, 2009 at 01:23:57
Ok after the install of new fan and applying
the thermal compund the temp went down
but is still high
CPU 122f 50c
board still the same

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#7
September 12, 2009 at 01:32:51
50 c for a cpu is fine
54c too

startup taskmanager while you are doing your things (that are causing the problems) and look at the cpu load, memory load etc.


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#8
September 12, 2009 at 09:37:22
Run a game and monitor your temp.

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#9
September 12, 2009 at 10:39:25
Tried to run unreal tournment 3 and it
locked up and liked at my temp for my CPU
and the highest reading was 58c

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#10
September 12, 2009 at 10:42:23
And the load percentage for all 4 cores
core1 18%
core2 20%
core3 89%
core4 19%
ram 44%

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#11
September 13, 2009 at 14:46:53
I'm starting to think it's my hard drive now
I still can surf the Internet but now it
locks up when I play music but not doing nothing else
then sometimes when it gets to the windows vista logo
it will lock up at times as well

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