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Overheating and rebooting.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jorgeblam, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. jorgeblam

    jorgeblam Thread Starter

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    Just today I was playing World of Warcraft and all of a sudden my computer rebooted. Not good. So as soon as I got back to my desktop I opened up Everest home edition and checked the temperatures and everything looked absolutely fine so I just went on about my business and started up WoW again. A few minutes in I decided to check the temps. My processor was at 45C (which is normal during gaming) but my video card was at 63C! It soon rebooted again.

    This is not the fisrt time I've had this problem. A few months back it rebooted just like it is doing now but that was traced to a faulty MoBo that was reading the temps wrong and shuting the computer down because it thought it was preventing the hardware from overheating. I replaced the MoBo with a new one and new cooling for the processor and everything worked fine until now.

    What do you suggest I do; try a different video card? Remove 1 stick of RAM? Reseat the processor?

    Current specs are in my sig.
     
  2. WarC

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    You can remount the heatsink on your videocard using some rubbing alcohol, thermal paste, and some tools (usually needle nose pliars). There are plenty of guides online, you could probably find one specific to your videocard. That should take care of any overheating on the videocard's part.

    Most of the time, the stock thermal pad on videocards is really poor, or covers only a portion of the core.
     
  3. jorgeblam

    jorgeblam Thread Starter

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    But does this mean the computer is rebooting to save the video card?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Using canned air, blow any dust out of the HS for the fan and processor. Make sure the video card fan is running properly. The system is really rebooting because the video card causes a crash of some sort, by default it stops getting hotter in that case. :)
     
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