Apparently im free computer tech now
Anyways here's the story just want your views on it.
Sister was playing her Sims 2 games on her computer that i built about a year ago, has had no history of problems and been smooth sailing till now.
Then all of a sudden it restarts, goes to POST and won't read her HDD. Turning it off and leaving it for a bit seems to fix it. I also checked the IDE cables and everything inside the machine and it was all good. So i went into Windows and changed the settings so it will show teh blue death messages when it goes to restart and told my sister to write them down if she see's them again.
So off i go home, then the next day she calls and says the same has happened. She didn't write the messages down cause "There was far too many and the long words scared her" ( ) so i go over again to do a bit more digging. So far it's only happened while playing her Sims 2 game.
First thing that i though is to check the temps, the pc is by no means well ventalated and is stuffed in a corner right next to the moniter.
Both Speedfan and Everest show the same results. They say the CPU is in the 90 degree's ( ) and the Mobo stays around the mid 50's. HDD is about 60. So i though, fooken'hell these seem high.
So i wacked on F@H and under full load the temps don't change by more than 2 degree's either direction.
Thing is the parts don't feel that hot, and i would have thought if it's idling at 95 degree's and on max load on 95 degree's and it's not melting the CPU maybe it's reading the temps wrong.
BIOS displays the say temps as SF & Everest. I've told her to leave it off for now. Im thinking maybe it needs some more Artic Silver or something, maybe i'll add fan or two.
2500XP Barton (Stock speed)
512mb PC2700 Ram
20Gb Hard Drive
Just wondering what you guys think on this?