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overheating CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by x_saosin_x, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. x_saosin_x

    x_saosin_x Thread Starter

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    my cpu keeps overheating and then turns off,
    i am thinking about tomorrow sending it back as it is only 4 months old.

    i dont know why it overheats, i could be just using it normally, with ie open and msn and media player and it will turnoff.
    or i could be playing counter strike and it would turn off.

    does anyone know of any common problems why they overheat?

    i have enoughf resources, like

    480wat p/s
    1 gig ram
    256mg gfx
    280gig hdd.
    4 case fans
    full tower case

    or could it be thats whats making my cpu going outa control?

    well if i cant find a solution tomorrow i will try and send it back.

    cheers
     
  2. bonk

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    how do you know its overheating?
     
  3. dustyjay

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    If the computer is that new, and you have the warranty int act still, take it back to where you bought it, explain the problem to them, let them fix it. That will preserve the warranty that is in force and should get your computer where it is supposed to be.

    Like was asked if it is just shutting down, how are you determining it is due to over heating instead of a software problem?
     
  4. x_saosin_x

    x_saosin_x Thread Starter

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    i have suprtep utility which came with the motherboard ad it has tempratures and it hangs around 60-70 oC just before it turns off and the threshold is 70 oC, so it is deffantly overheating.

    i bought a motherboard bundle , (motherboard, cpu/heatsink fan, and ram) so ill send that back then.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    That temp is about twice what an amd64 should run at.

    Something is very wrong; either your monitoring software is incorrect OR you have a failed cpu fan, improperly installed hsf, etc.
     
  6. valis

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    check the obvoius. Is the processor fan running? Are you runnign it with any covers off? Did you build it yourself, and if so, did you add the thermal paste?
     
  7. x_saosin_x

    x_saosin_x Thread Starter

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    i have a window pannel so i could see the fan was spinning, but i have the side off at the moment.

    the motherboad already had the cpu and fan installed on it.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    That does not mean it was done correctly. If in fact it is running that hot, you have a problem with the hsf. Since you can see the fan running, I would assume the heatsink is not installed correctly.
     
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