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American Megatrends - CPU Over Temperature ERROR

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brigeatenex, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. brigeatenex

    brigeatenex Thread Starter

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    Ok, so before you reply, please make note that I didn't build this pc myself, it was custom built in a company by order. I don't know a thing about inside of computer. Of course, I know the main parts, but repairing or tinkering, nooo.

    Pc specs:
    Intel i5-2400 3.1 Ghz Quad Core
    8 GB of RAM
    Nvidia GeForce 550ti Graphics Card.

    The thing is, in my opinion, this pc is properly cooled and built, because I've been having it for almost a year and I've never had this problem before.

    So okay, I got back home and turned on my pc. And I noticed a problem. My video was slow. Videos on youtube were slow and choppy, I tried like moving windows and their movement was slow. At first I thought its a video card or monitor problem and I tried rebooting my pc. When I pressed restart, before booting windows, the computer shows the window:
    American Megatrends

    (Computer info)

    CPU over temperature error!
    Press F1 to continue setup.


    Is it really overheated? Because I've never had this problem before, I didn't had it the other day I was using it and I'm using it a lot. What to do? I really can't just open up the case and see the problem, I'm not that experienced.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Why can't it be overheating? Things do break, or come loose, and they can get dirty too.

    Download HW Monitor and see what the CPU/Core temps are, for that matter check all the temps. Best would be to post a screen shot of HW Monitor.

    HW Monitor: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    If the computer is truly overheating then it will need to be opened up to see why.
     
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