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Processor Fan/Processor/Overclocking AMD 64 2800

I got an AMD 64 bit processor on a K8N Neo MSI board with 768 of ram, good harddrives, and all that. Running Windows XP Home. The Problem is that my fan keeps slowing down and speeding up. I have the special Thermaltake Super Cooler model and i have the control on the front when i crank it up its A. Really loud, B speeds up and speeds down, and C. the monitor says the temp is around 40-60 celsious, and when i payed for some super fan thats not really cutting it. Im not overclocking or anything. I just want to know if the fan is working fine, and its the thermometers that are off, or if 40-60 celsius is a good temp afterall etc.

Now onto over clocking. TO overclock i go into the bios into the cell menu. IT says "Dynamic Overclocking" and i can turn it up to like private sargent etc. Then i can change the front side bus from 200 to 300. THe thing is when i do that my comptuer always crashes and has problems. Im thinking maybe its my Power supply that is the problem, being that its only 350 watts.. WHen i was looking at the fan stuff it had the voltage go up then when that went up the fan would go up. IM wondering if it just doesnt have enough power to power that bad boy high enough then when the number of volts raises the fan raises cuasing to make the annoying speed up for a sec speed down for a sec noise. cause when i turn it down to just halfway it doesnt jump or anything just keeps a steady speed. that may be a problem with the overclocking also? Since overclocking takes more power and the power supply doesnt have any to give out, is that why it crashes? ANY HELP WOULD BE NICE THANKS.

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