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Windows 7: My desktop is freaking out and my CPU spikes

14 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Downloaded the latest drivers yesterday. What exactly do you mean by seating?
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That's how it looks currently.




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14 Mar 2013   #12

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

He means remove the GPU and re-seat it in the slot. Oh and you are overdue for a complete clean and while you remove the GPU take a clean dry paint brush and brush out the slot and the rest of the computer while having a vacuum near to draw the dust away.
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14 Mar 2013   #13

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Also what size is your PSU? I would get some compressed air and really go to town on the PSU and system while unplugged, then re-seat the GPU and plug all back in. Dust is a electrical conductor and not good for air circulation or heat dissipation.
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20 Mar 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did that.
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20 Mar 2013   #15

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So same problem?
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20 Mar 2013   #16

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Did you try cleaning the slots?? Do that with a strip of old credit card (about half inch wide with the corners rounded off) with some lint free cloth around the end of it very lightly moistened with an alcohol like denatured spirit (not much) and GENTLY wipe along the slot.

The crud that settles in the slots can get pushed down tight and prevent proper contact with the contacts on the RAM or GPU. I didn't notice if it was mentioned but "reseat" the cables to everything.
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21 Mar 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Everything appears to be alright now. Thank you all for your help.
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21 Mar 2013   #18

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Outstanding....."cleanliness is next to power computing" !
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