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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 10, 2014 at 7:20pm
Comment by Craigart14 on November 25, 2013 at 9:24pm

So is anybody here mining coins?

Comment by Craigart14 on November 23, 2013 at 10:38pm

Dyslexic's Dog: The connections were clean to start with; the paste deteriorated.

Comment by Matt Skaggs on June 16, 2013 at 11:47am

I just found this video on YouTube, and I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair. It's apparently part of a series titled "Real Actors Read Christian Forums," which I hadn't heard of before. This video is hilarious.

Whoever originally wrote this forum post definitely put us in our place.


Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 8, 2013 at 5:21am
Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on May 26, 2013 at 7:12am

A simple enough solution, but actually uncommon, since you stated that all connections were tight, I naturally assumed they would have been cleaned before making the connections, unusual for dust and debris to enter into a socket and contaminate CPU connections.  We used to have oxidation issues in the early days when sockets had silver contacts while the CPU had gold contacts. Same with RAM modules, a dose of contact cleaner once a year was the recommended therapy for those boards.

Comment by Craigart14 on May 24, 2013 at 10:30am

I had forgotten I asked the question here.  The solution was to clean the chip and socket, put on new thermal paste, then vacuumed out the inside of the case and all the fans. I also upgraded to Win 7 64-bit and Waterfox. Works fine now.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 10, 2013 at 5:11am

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 4, 2013 at 7:41am

A tip 4 ppl with issues like Craig's: Test the PSU voltages with a good multimeter, if all voltages are good, check the Mobo for bulging capacitors (the things that look like upside down miniature beer cans, if they are bulging or leaking brown liquid (often due to overheating or over-voltage) then your motherboard is faulty and likely it has also damaged CPU. Though replacing the mobo often fixes this, if one is available.  If you have 2 or more RAM modules, remove all except 1 and swap around, sometimes this will get a response, then RAM is likely the issue. If capacitors are okay and RAM swapping did not work, replace the lot, Mobo, CPU & RAM.  Because there is no way of telling which is faulty (even with expensive test equipment, you can get it wrong) and it is more likely to be accepted back under warranty.

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 4, 2013 at 7:13am

The comments here are running thick and fast, Craig was after a quick tech response, I c no answer, next comment arrived @ Craig 7 months L8r, 2 fast for moi, ouch, I can't think that quick.  LOL


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