I have been using the system with [the 4200 with problimatic fan] video card for about 6 months.
With the same spuratic problem, or 6 months pretty normal until recenly?
When i put my old tnt 2 in the computer, it doesnt restart, but it sometimes hangs after a while.
There's a huge chance that you're bringing to light two trouble spots. By pulling the 4200, you obviously rule that one out, but the hang of the TNT could be a totally different problem brought on by the "new" card. Does the BIOS list the AGP voltage?
Which also brings up the video card. Isn't the TNT2 card a 3.3v card? I have no idea how it's running in a 1.5v slot but... The 4200 is probably 3.0, but I'm just a bit confused, so I'll drop it on my end. Read this over and double/triple check your video card and if it's supposed to be in that motherboard. I'm not looking up the info now...I've got lots to write!http://www.neoseeker.com/Hardware/faqs/kb/10,63.html
So now im with the dilema of not whether my cpu cooling is busted but rather...why is my video card messing up my system...
That baby's not off the hook yet. Again, maybe you have several probablamtic items here. Hey, it happens. (Example - What if: the cpu is hot. The 4200 is hot. Them together get's it really hot because they're close together. Adding in the TNT2 card is a bit cooler so it doesn't effect the system as quickly) Not that it IS tin this case, but you can't rule it out so quickly.
(FYI: 54ºC=129.2ºF) The T-bird's were hot, so you are going to have to live being a bit hot. Normally I believe these were comfortable in the 40ºC range (104-120ºF) with normal idles at 34ºC.
I really don't think it's the CPU at this current point in the description of the problem. I, However, don't think it's the card(s) either...well, not directly. So where does that leave us? Hahaha...not very far IMO:D Read on...
Wiseoracle was thinking the same thing I was, then I look over your post with your voltages and you know what stands out? vCore.
That's what your cpu lives on. The correct voltage you should see here at default is 1.75v
. Anything lower than default will give you instablity...If your BIOS is already set with the vCore setting at "Default", see if you can modify it (like "by user"). Go up a notch and reboot into the bios to see what it now reads. Get it as close to 1.75 as you can, and a little over won't hurt. For some reason, your Power Supply isn't supplying enough juice. The other legs look close, but I'd consider a new one because that lead is also the one with the highest AMPERE rating...meaning it may be heading south.
You also mentioned dust and failing fans. Man, it's just time to shut down and do a house cleaning in that thing tomarrow. It's Sunday, what else ya got to do? Here's your mission:
- Look at Arctic Silver's website and how to apply the goo. Write it down if you have too
- Go to the local PC store and get some Arctic silver or Coolermaster paste
- Purchase some cans of air. They aren't gag gifts...they really sell air (man, why didn't I get in on that one!)
- If you have fans that don't work, buy some of those too.
- While you're there, price out Power supplies. If you're on a budget, another 350W unit would be fine.
- Come home and shut down you PC. It's hard...I know
- take the HS/F off. Take the CPU out of the socket. Clean all the goo off both surfaces
- blow everything out of that case. Not the hardware, just the tumbleweeds, rabbits, and other rodents
- put everything back, install the gear, install the cpu, apply the paste according to Arctic Silver's website, simply get it all back together.
- Take a look and see if it runs again or not.
Hey, if all you do is replace the fans, the paste, and clean the thing out you're only out about $20. Needed done anyway before we could move on. Even if tweaking the voltage fixes it, then you should still get that pig a wash:D