When my computer boots up, the first boot works fine, but then after i reboot it a second time, windows xp crashes. I am thinking it is my processor because, when i put my hand on the case, it is warm (but it is usually cool). When I open up my computers case, the heat sink it extremely hot. I have the old fashioned heat sink with no fan. Could it mean that my heatsink isnt good enough to keep my processor cool?
I have switched back to my old Intel MMX processor (that never crashed my computer before), and the results are the same. I have used the western digital diagnostics floppy disk, and ran the exended drive test but no errors were found on the harddrive. I am thinking it may be windows XP itself. Could it be that the OS is bad?
Even the Pentium MMX does need a heatsink with fan (or a large heatsink wiithout fan and good airflow).
Your Windoze should post some error codes and messages - please post then to get an idea what's wrong.
Maybe the extremely hot running K6-2 damaged some parts of your motherboard by overheating.
Okay, now windows is again crashing on me. I bought the heatsink with the fan, but now i have been looking at the harddrive and it seems to get hot when i use the AMD processor, but when i use the Intel processor the harddrive seems to be cool. Could it be the harddrive that is making my computer crash? I have once again ran the westerndigital diskette and no errors showed. Should I return the harddrive to Western Digital?
Okay, now i am 100% shure it is my harddrive, I took out the AMD K6-2 and left the computer to cool off for 7 hours. When the 7 hours were up, i put the Intel MMX processor and turned on the computer. I left the computer idle with no programs running for 2 hours, and when i opened up the case (while the computer was still on), I put my finger on the harddrive and the the thing got so hot it burned my finger. I put in another harddrive to make shure that the AMD processor didnt screw up my power supply. When i put in the new drive, i left the computer idle for another 2 hours and the new harddrive was running cool. So I guess i will just get an RMA number from western digital and replace my harddrive.