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Created On: 11/02/2004 07:34 PM
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 11/02/2004 07:34 PM
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@ssman
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Food for thought.
There’s allot of posts here trying to figure out why computers crash and have system lockups. Several years ago I read an article on silicon chips.
The articles point was that silicon chips are not perfect and have slight microscopic defects/imperfections and they’re common. Heat causes resistance. Your chips heat up, the electrical current then can’t jump or transit through the defect because of the increased resistance. . Bam your computer locks up; you get the blue screen kiss of death. Your problem usually re-occurs during certain processes, gaming to be the most frequent, because of the high load/heat/resistance. Now here’s the hard part, which chip is causing the problem? It could be anywhere, CPU, MB, graphics, sound card etc…
Several years ago I had a computer that always locked up during my favorite game. Tinkering too much, I accidentally killed the mobo. I didn’t tell Tyan it was my fault and they replaced my board. Guess what? My favorite game never locked up with the new exact board.
I thought I’d share this; it won’t make your problem go away, but its food for thought!


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 11/02/2004 09:05 PM
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Hey, that makes a lot of sense, cos i use to have the XFX nforce 2 motherboard and it always crashes with the blue screen on me when i'm running XP, so i let my friend tried the processor on his motherboard which is the exact same one cos we bought it the same time. I remember posting bout the problems on this forum before. well the athlon xp 2800 worked perfect on his motherboard and no problem with xp, so i just got me an athlon 64. But yeah, what u said made a lot of sense ssman

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 11/03/2004 07:30 PM
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Try getting a kick butt cooler like the Volcano 12 from thermaltake! That baby moves 71.2 CFM of air past a big, copper heatsink. Too bad it weighs loads lol.
 11/04/2004 02:14 PM
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QUOTE (@ssman @ Nov 2 2004, 03:34 PM) Food for thought.
There’s allot of posts here trying to figure out why computers crash and have system lockups. Several years ago I read an article on silicon chips.
The articles point was that silicon chips are not perfect and have slight microscopic defects/imperfections and they’re common. Heat causes resistance. Your chips heat up, the electrical current then can’t jump or transit through the defect because of the increased resistance. . Bam your computer locks up; you get the blue screen kiss of death. Your problem usually re-occurs during certain processes, gaming to be the most frequent, because of the high load/heat/resistance. Now here’s the hard part, which chip is causing the problem? It could be anywhere, CPU, MB, graphics, sound card etc…
Several years ago I had a computer that always locked up during my favorite game. Tinkering too much, I accidentally killed the mobo. I didn’t tell Tyan it was my fault and they replaced my board. Guess what? My favorite game never locked up with the new exact board.
I thought I’d share this; it won’t make your problem go away, but its food for thought!
Well I agree with you that chips can have defects but heat doesn't rise resistence.
Have you ever heard of the avalanche effect? That happens because resistence goes down with the heat so it increses de current and more current increses heat and heat decreses resistence.
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