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ok so about a year ago when my computer was under a year old i had my hard drive fail on me it was a 30gb maxtor 7200 ata 133, still under warrenty so i sent it in and got another a 40bg maxtor 7200, everything was fine till about 4 months ago and then this hard drive crashed when i was trying to re-install windows i belive, so i went out and got a new a samsung 80gb 7200 everything was fine butthe computer was running slow so i went to reformat, i deleted the old partitions and tried to format from the xp cd, nothing tried a 98 boot disk nothin so i threw that old 40gb back in and sure enough it booted up, was half way through the install when it died last timeso i had to finish it, but thats how im typing this now, not sure how this is happening doesnt really make sense, hopefully someone can help, thanks in advance!
ps: could it be cooling? as i dont have extra fans only the graphic cards one psu
My pc specs
Asus P4533-X mother board
Intel P4 2.4 Ghz
Maxtor 40gb
samsung 80gb
ATI Radeon 9800 pro atlantis
had 64mb gf2 in before only installed ati card 3 days ago
no name cd-rw
sony dvd-r dual layer
768 ddr ram
Award Modular BIOS 6.0
 

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Could be a heat problem.
It's best to have at least 1 fan in the front blowing in
and 1 in the back blowing out.
Fans are cheap.
Another problem could be a weak or dead CMOS battery.
In this case,the hardware would not be properly detected
and could cause all sorts of problems.
 

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im thinking this may be heat related i just have a ****ty case, and for the video card i dont think its anything to do with it because these things all mainly happened before i installed the new card. SInce i only got it on friday...thanks for all the responses hopefully we can figure this out
 

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i checked voltages and speed with asus probe 2 and they seem fine temp is like 35c and voltage is 12.15 and the rest are stable as well
 
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