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Overheating risk?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Psycheout, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. Psycheout

    Psycheout Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2005
    I have a Sony VAIO VGC-RB49 with a 3.06 GHZ Celeron D processor, if that helps any in this situation. All I have is the standard fan.

    I'm not going to have air conditoning for a few weeks until we can get it fixed, and it might get pretty warm in here. The PC isn't up against a wall and in fact it has an enitre room of air behind it so the outlets in the back are not blocked. It`s fairly new, so there is not much dust in there to insulate any heat.

    What would the risks be of overheating be if the temp in my house got to somewhere between 80 and 90, including the factors I listed above? What are the signs I might need to shut it off if it does get too hot?

  2. wacor

    wacor Banned

    Feb 22, 2005
    I would think you would be ok but you might want to download Everest free or another program that will monitor temps to keep an eye on them.

    also would be a good idea to clean out the computer to get rid of dust which would clog things up and put stress on things already
  3. Psycheout

    Psycheout Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2005
    OK, I have Everest installed.

    It's cool in here tonight, so these are my current operating temps:

    Motherboard: 44 C; 111 F
    CPU: 50 C; 122 F
    Aux: 44 C; 111 F (I don't know what Aux means??)
    Hard drive: 42 C; 108 F

    What would you all consider warning temps?
  4. GripS


    Apr 30, 2005
    Heh. Sounds like you have temps like i am having here in Washington. We are wimps up here and it's been in the 90's the past couple of days. Too dang hot i tell ya. This sucks.

    Those temps are pretty high. I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as your not doing any long time gaming where the video card would be sure to overheat. CPU will shut itself down if it gets too hot. Surfing and such shouldn't be a problem though.
  5. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    Temp for cpu is a little high but no where near warning area , but others are quite normal....
    Cpusustained over 70 would be a real warning.
  6. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    You might want to open the case and place a small desk type fan set to blow air into the case. This will help with cooling both the cpu and the northbridge.

    You may have a setting in the bios to warn / shutdown if a given temp is reached. Check your manual.
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