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by knbfoster / September 24, 2007 1:33 AM PDT

I just built my own system for the first time ever and I'm having some issues. The computer is working wonderfully except for when I hit the render button in 3DS Max. About 75% of the way thru, it shuts down. It does this every time. I've applied the silver compound on the processor and I've got multiple fans. I can't figure out what the problem could be. I would really appreciate some insight.
I've got an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor, ASUS Motherboard, 2GB Ram, Ultra 550 Watt Power Supply, and EVGA 8600GT 512MB Video Card. Thanks.

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Try it with the case cover off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2007 2:25 AM PDT
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Some have too many fans but try the simplest test. No cover.

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get real burn in software
by ramarc / September 24, 2007 10:56 AM PDT
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http://www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm will stress your cpu.

you can also use 4 concurrent super pi instances: http://www.xtremesystems.com/pi/

you didn't mention what specific mobo/chipset but you'll need to find temp/fan monitoring software (preferably one that logs to a file) so you can see what temps your cpu is reaching and what rpm your fans are spinning to.

if your cooler uses the standard lga-775 push-and-twist pins, make sure it's mounted properly. no wiggling should be tolerated.
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tool to check voltages, fanspeed, temps, S.M.A.R.T.
by rankle08 / September 25, 2007 9:44 AM PDT

Try this to monitor your computer's vitals:

www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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