I have just recently upgrade my PC from a 256mb 7600GT to a 640mb 8800GTS & I've also upgraded my monitor from a 17" CRT to a 19" LCD.
Ever since installing the new hardware I've been experiencing random crashes where the PC just completely turns itself off.
Also, whenever I go into a hardware demanding game such as Oblivion, Bioshock or Quake Wars there seems to be a really worrying clicking sound coming from inside the PC. I'm sure it's coming from the PSU although I could be wrong.
My system specs are:
OS - Windows XP Pro CPU - Intel Pentium D 2.8Ghz RAM - 2gb DDR 2 Video Card - 640mb Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS PSU - Trust - 570W Pro PSU Dual Fan PW-5500
I have also included a screenshot of a page of Everest which shows voltages, temps etc. Although the +12V says 11.19V I double checked in the BIOS and it's actually reading at 12V so I think that Everest just has the reading wrong.
Anyway, here's the screenshot:
The only thing in your PSU that could make a loud clicking sound is the fan, and i would say its not going to be that. Since you say it started when you installed your 8800, check the fan on it. You could get a loud clicking sound from it when it spins up if its going bad, or hitting anything. If its not that, look at any other fans you may have. Your hard drive can click when its going bad, a DVD/CD probably would as well, but if it only happens during gaming, i would say its a fan spinning up.
When I say "clicking" I mean like electrical sounding if you know what I mean. Is my PSU good enough to handle my current system or am I going to have to upgrade it?
I checked & double checked the fans etc and made sure nothing was touching them & they seem to be fine.
it should be... pretty sure the min. for an 8800 is 400W. erm, I would call your PSU manufacturer, if its under warranty, it probably should be replaced. It just does not sound good to me. however, your PSU may not be out putting the watts it should be, and thats been known to happen as well, you could be over loading your system without knowing it.... have you tried putting your old card back in? i doubt its the monitor since it has its own power supply
I turned off my PC for around 15 mins & actually gave the power lead it's own wall socket as before it was plugged into an extension lead with 2 other leads attached to it. It has been running fine for a couple of hours or so now with no clicking noises or crashes. I even played a hardware demanding game for around 1.5 hours with no problems.
Here is what the BIOS is reading the voltages at:
Vcore - 1.306V +3.30V - 3.387V +5.00V - 5.148V +12.00V - 11.806V
puch i got that same chip the pent d 2.8 i droped 150$ ont h ecoolit systems elimantor cooler droepd from I 50-60C M to only I 19-30C M but over all lookign@ those Temps on that read out ur computer is on fire compared to avg one ur hard drives are 100F+ but looks liek ur fan is hitting something if there is a clicking sound.
Mine always makes this sound, it's so frustrating, i actually loose motiavton to play games.
Big-V;3955372I turned off my PC for around 15 mins & actually gave the power lead it's own wall socket as before it was plugged into an extension lead with 2 other leads attached to it. It has been running fine for a couple of hours or so now with no clicking noises or crashes.
When you say "extension lead", what exactly are you referring to? Was it a typical surge protector with about a 6' long cord, or a non grounded extension cord much longer than that? If it was the latter, that is a no no.
From what Everest is reporting in your SS above, you've got some heat issues. 50 and 48 are awfully hot for your HDD's (like, cooking your data kind of hot, should be under 40). 52 for your cpu and 67 for your gpu seem pretty hot too, especially considering that screenshot was likely not taken during a heavy load, at least not graphically.
Try cleaning all your fans and heatsinks as well as your PSU fan(s). That should help. An out of balance fan (due to dirt build up) that has revved up for a heavy heat load can easily make some noise.
Maybe thats the same problem im having, becuase my video card was onan upgrade from a 7500LE. I might take it in somewhere and find out what it is.. I don't think it's the actual video card making the noise, but it may, becuase the sound never occured on my previous one.