my machine keeps hanging, requiring a powerdown for it to start again (ctrl, alt & del doesn't work) - i'm worried it's overheating so i've checked the BIOS Health status a few times and come up with the following averages -
cpu temp 56/132
syt temp 37/98
cpu fan speed 3260 rpm
sys fan speed 0 rpm
+5v sb 4.993v
1) shouldn't my system fan be running at more than 0 rpm - and if so, how do i get it going?
2) also, does the cpu fan speed seem a little low at 3260 rpm? and again, how can i boost this?
3) if i'm going to have to replace my RAM, should i be considering upgrading to PC2700 - is there a site that'll tell me if it's compatible with my motherboard?
I metion this last point as i first suspected it was RAM issues and have run all the tests i can find (DocMem, GoldMemory and Memtest86 amongst MANY others), repeatedly and for huge lengths of time and found nothing - i have no "known good RAM" to hand so can't test it that way, so am looking for other options before i spend money on new RAM only to find out that the problem reoccurs
and by the by, the machine is:
Windows XP Pro SP1
Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (4.5 x 533)
MSI 845G Max (MS-6580) (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Intel Brookdale-G i845G
1 GB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
GeForce4 Ti 4400 (128mb)
Any help given would be GREATLY appreciated - this problem has been reoccuring for a while now and every time i think it's resolved it comes back again. All drivers are up to date, and i've reinstalled windows.