Greetings Intel Support Community,
A strange issue has arisen with my computer after purchasing and installing an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz. This issue never occurred on my computer prior to this processor.
At first the issue played out like this: After physically installing the processor I would boot up my computer and my computer would often proceed to completely lock up (zero system response to anything, restart required, screen stays frozen on whatever was being displayed at that moment) on start-up while opening several programs (Symantec Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy, etc.). I was able to reseat the CPU fan and the computer could get past startup but would often lockup while trying to start some game, the primary function of my computer (Team Fortress 2, Starcraft 2 beta, Global Agenda, etc.).
So, believing this to be some sort of overheating issue, I purchased a new, after market CPU fan. The fan fixed the problem…until I use my computer in something like a marathon. Up to today, while playing some game over an extended period of time (1 hour+), or under extreme computer stress (antivirus performing a full scan along with other operations, closing down large applications), or even playing in particular maps in the Starcraft 2 beta (some, not others), the computer will still lock up in the same manner as before.
I have started to use Speedfan with an overlay on my g15 keyboard along with the g15 performance monitor to track my processor use and temperature. Often times when my computer locks up, I can see what the temperature and CPU load was when it happened. Every time one of these lock ups has occurred, one core of my processor has been at 100% use with the others easily under 50% with an average temperature across the cores no more than 65 degrees Celsius (sadly, I have not found a way to track each individual core’s temperature on the g15).
The funny part about all of this is that my system has never performed better, provided my computer doesn’t completely lock up. Unfortunately, no error messages are left of any kind, my computer literally just locks up.
If anyone has any idea what this might be and how to fix it I would be grateful.
tl;dr – Possible Core 2 Quad Q8300 overheating/general lockup issue that never happened before it was installed, can you help?
System Specs (as I am sure they are needed)
- Old Processor (is old) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
Please respond if you need more info to help me : )