Multiple hardware problems: CPU, HD conflicts
Posted on 2004-09-20
I have a P4 2.8 on an ABIT IS7 board. I'm running Win XP pro. Power Supply is stock 350W. The bios has not been updated since I bought it about 2 years ago.
about a month ago I bought a new CPU fan and tried to overclock my CPU .. disaster followed, the master file table on the C drive was destroyed and had to used data recovery software to get my data back, complete reinstall of Windows was needed, of course.
I require massive storage space due to my work in motion graphics media and have 3 HD's all no less than 200 gigs. I had huge probs with a raid array and this is how my setup is right now:
Primary IDE Master: C drive - OS and storage
Primary IDE Slave: E drive - storage
Secondary IDE Master: DVD drive
Secondary IDE Slave: F Drive - Storage
Everything appeared to be working fine until i formatted the third drive and added it as the slave under the DVD drive. All the jumpers are correct and all drives were recognized at first.
After some period of time, Windows would freeze on the "Welcome" screen and required a manual restart. After these restarts, all the windows "Appearace" settings and some program settings were reset to default.
The computer will freeze about once every day at random times, Idle and under load.
Just today, I booted up and it took extrememly long to find the IDE drives, the slave on the Primary IDE channel was not recognized (E:) and it gave the message that the "CPU is unworkable or has been changed" and "Drives have been changed, enter BIOS"
Randomly I can hear the HD's stop spinning and start up again sometimes.
Everything leads me to believe that the Power supply may be failing under the heavy load .. however i'm worried that the overclock attempt may have damaged the CPU or other hardward.
Please help me out!
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