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    Question Vibration/shock pc problem - not the HDD

    My PC is mounted in my trunk behind the seats. The PC is freezing when I drive over a bump or when the sound is really loud. First Iíve thought it must me the hdd, but itís not. (Iíve tested it with the hdd out, same result.)
    Iíve searched the forum about this problem but everything I found about shock/vibration is hdd related.
    Why is this happening? Nobody else seems to have this problem. Cpu ? Memory ? Should I mount the pc on rubber washers?

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    The first day I installed my PC, I had this problem too. I couldn't figure it out, so I reinstalled XP to start from scratch to eliminate the possibility of a software problem. It went away. No idea what was "fixed", it just went away.
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    It is possible that it's memory or something else plugged into the mobo. I'm not sure about your particular setup, but check the memory first. I assume your CPU has brackets to hold it and/or a heatsink and fan in place.

    i know they make things called card keepers which help secure parts in place in a pc. I'm not sure if they make them for memory, but I know they make them for PCI/agp devices (sound card, graphics card, etc)
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    Ok, so Iíve took the computer apart, Iíve found out the problem is the processor. If I tap the CPU cooler with a screwdriver the pc is freezing. The memory is ok I can tap it, twisted it, and itís still working.
    Now why is the CPU so sensitive & what can I do to fix the problem?
    It is a Intel Celeron D 2.60GHz at 533MHz on a mini barebone dtk pc. The brakets are in place. Nothing else is plugged in the mobo.

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    I guess I'll have to buy a new computer. I couldn't fix it. Any sugestions for a pc? I'm thinking to buy a SFF DELL on ebay... i don't want to spend more than 200$ on another pc. Maybe a Dell OptiPlex SX260.

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    Have you try electrical contact spray?
    Have you deinstall and reinstall CPU?

    I don't beleive it is CPU problem , but how CPU connects to the board.
    Check all contacts one by one, if they fit exactly every hole of the board.

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    Check if all "legs" of the CPU are symetric and not bended too.

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