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Solved: Core and fan dilemma

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Asterix421, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. Asterix421

    Asterix421 Thread Starter

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    I have an interesting dilemma.
    About 3 days ago, while playing a game, my fan kicked into a hyper-gear that I've never heard before. This carried on into other activities, such as flash video, computer scans, etc. My task manager shows a correlating spike in core activity and the fan going crazy.
    I've done full system scans with avast and quick scans with microsoft security essentials coming up empty. 3 months ago, I upgraded my video card to a radeon 5770 1 GB and my OS to Windows 7 64. My ram is only about 3 GB, but its never been a problem, as only 60% is usually used. This problem is not impeding any activity, but gets really annoying due to the loud and angry fan. I've never experienced this problem before, and would be eternally grateful to the user who helps me resolve this issue.

    EDIT:
    I ran OCCT, and it shut off 1 minute in because my CPU was "way too hot"...so this is probably fan/hardware problem. Any suggestions?
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    As this is marked as solved have you fixed the problem?
     
  3. Asterix421

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    yes, the problem seems fixed for now.

    I went in and cleaned off the fan, then ran OCCT again followed by Speedfan. All temps were down a good 20 C from before and in normal ranges.

    thanks for the inquiry
     
  4. jack-o-bytes

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    Well done :) many people overlook dust and how much it will affect the temperatures.
     
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