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CPU shut down due to temp of 44c

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Relique, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. Relique

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    I have a computer that is shutting down after the CPU hits 44c every time. The CPU was just installed and I am wondering what could cause the issue? Did I get a bad CPU? The chip is a 3400+ AMD socket 754.
     
  2. NightLord

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    Has this been happening ever since you got the new CPU?
    What type of processor did you have before?
    Does BIOS identify the CPU properly?
    Usually a system shuts down well before there's a danger to overheat your components. 44C for an AMD is not much at all so that should not be the problem.
    I'd say run a CPU test first, then a memory test and see what happens.
    Did you install any new components apart from the CPU?

    Cheers

    /NL
     
  3. crjdriver

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    While that is a little warm for an amd64, it is well within specs.

    Check your bios to see if it is configured to shutdown at a given temp. You can mod the temp for auto shutdown. I would set it at around 65C or so.
     
  4. Relique

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    Thanks for the advice guys, one question, I would like to run the CPU test, how do I do that? Is it a program? If so, where can I get it?
     
  5. RedHelix

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    I use CPU Burn-In and run about 3 or 4 instances of it. That heats up my CPU pretty quick. It's usually the first result on a google search.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Another is prime95; do a google search it is available for download from many sites.
     
  7. Flags

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    Relique: Did you install this CPU yourself or have someone do it for you? Or was it preinstalled at the factory?
    If the CPU shuts down at 44 C. I would suspect that the Thermal pdr or the Thermal grease was not installed properly and you may have to dismount the CPU fan/heatsink and clean up whatever was used and then apply the thermal grease properly. Google for instructions.
    This happened to me just a short while ago on a new rig. Replacing the grease solved the problem.
     
  8. GyverX

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    Relique I need you to answer a few questions
    Whats the mother board you are using?
    Did you install this CPU yourself?

    Do you know basics of operating a Bios/CMOS Menu?
    This problem sounds fairly simple to solve as it may be a setting in your Bios to shut the computer down in the event of he CPU reaching 44c degrees. I have that same CPU and I am running at 41c right now. Before Receintly cleaned me computer and reseated my CPU I was getting 130f degrees on that CPU.

    Get back to us and we'll see what we can do
     
  9. Relique

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    Thanks again for all the additional input. This computer ( I guess I should have specified better) is a customers that bought the CPU from me, I was trying to get some information on what could have caused the problem, I installed it on a gigabite Motherboard (to verify that the chip worked) before shipping and the chip worked properly. The gentilman that purchaced the chip from me described the problem, I never herd about this type of a problem before and I figured this would be a good place to get some information. I will try to get some more information from him as to what motherboard he is working with and his bios settings.
     
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