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Computer Beeps And Resets When Playing Old Game


When i tried to play the old game of myst after a few minutes my computer would always beep and crashed (instantly reset). I have award bios and accordgin to some websites the alternating high/low beeps i heard one or two seconds before the crash means exactly: "either the cpu is not seated properly or the cpu is damaged. May also be due to excess heat. Check the cpu fan or bios settings for proper fan speed. " I don't know why it only did that with the crappy old game of myst. I do crazy things with my pc and my temps are always fine even with my oc. Once i got a look at the temps while it was beeping like that and they were perfectly nomal (for me 56 is normal, and my warning beep is set to 66 and i know the beep is different anyways) so guys, was myst doing something bad to my cpu or is something wrong with my computer? Well also just wondering cuz i went back to stock speeds and myst works fine? When it was oc'd it survived stressprime for a few hours before i decided it was enough and it never crashed on me.

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