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Solved: CPU Overheating, help needed.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rocker_820, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. rocker_820

    rocker_820 Thread Starter

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    While my younger brother was using the computer today it suddenly turned off and then when i turned it on it said that the auto shut down was due to overheating. It never happened to me before. so I checked the temperature of my PC
    the CPU temperature was 74C and the normal computer temp was 60C
    PC Configuration
    Pentium D 2.8 GH
    1GB Ram
    Built in Intel GMA 3000
    and Im running Vista Home Premium 32-bit.
    It happened twice when my brother was playing a game.
    So is that bad for my PC and should I buy another fan or heatsink?
     
  2. NeoNMD

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    Your computer should NEVER go over 60. I'm surprised it got that hot before it turned off, mine goes at 45.

    Make sure your computer is on an open space and non of the fans are blocked. My computer used to be next to a filing cabinet and turned off all the time, now its ok as its on the floor in the middle of no-where.

    If that doesn't help then get a better heat sink/fan/cooling method, before it breaks completely.
     
  3. win2kpro

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    We need to know which Pentium D 2.8Ghz. processor you have. If you don't know what processor core you have go here; http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

    Download SIW 1.70. This is an executable that doesn't have to be installed on your machine. Just download it to the desktop and launch the application. After the application launches click on CPU Info in the left pane, and when the right hand side pane opens see what it says next to CPU Code Name. Please post what is listed by CPU Code Name.

    If you want to delete SIW 1.70 just right click on the desktop icon and delete it. You may want to keep it since it is handy for finding information for your machine.

    Also, on top of the processor cooler does it say Intel or have another name?
     
  4. rocker_820

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    Here it is: Property Value
    Number of CPU(s) One Physical Processor / 2 Cores / 2 Logical Processors / 64 bits
    Vendor GenuineIntel
    CPU Full Name Intel Pentium D
    CPU Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
    CPU Code Name Smithfield
    Technology 0.09µ
    Platform Name LGA775
    Type Original OEM processor
    FSB Mode QDR
    Platform ID 4
    Microcode ID 03
    Type ID 0
    CPU Clock 2765.88
    System Bus Clock -1.0
    System Clock 197.56
    Multiplier 14.00
    Original Clock 2800.00
    Original Bus Clock 800.00
    Original System Clock 200.00
    Original Multiplier 14.00
    L2 Cache Speed 2765.88 MHz
    L2 Cache Speed Full
    CPU Family / Model / Stepping F / 4 / 7
    HyperThreading 1
    L1 T-Cache 12 KµOps
    L1 D-Cache 16 KB
    L2 Cache 1024 KB
    RDMSR 00000000 00000000 0E12000E 00000000
    MMX Yes
    SSE Yes
    SSE2 Yes
    SSE3 Yes
    SSSE3 No
    DualCore Yes
    HyperThreading No
    IA-64 No
    Intel 64 (EM64T) Yes
    XD Yes
    VT No
    SpeedStep No
    Architecture x86

    It doesn't say anything on top of the processor cooler.
    and also to let u know my motherboard is Intel D946GZIS
     
  5. midnight51

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    Open the side panel of your case and verify that all of your fans are working properly when you power the unit on.
     
  6. rocker_820

    rocker_820 Thread Starter

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    Its opened and both my fans are working properly
     
  7. midnight51

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    Verify also that the power supply unit fan is working properly.
     
  8. midnight51

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    When you power your system on now what is it exactly that you see? Does it boot into the operating system? Does it freeze at the Windows logo screen? Also, does your system make any kind of beeping noises on boot?
     
  9. rocker_820

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    Yes its working properly after it happened I also cleaned all of my fans.
     
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    It doesn't freeze actually it never freezed, it all happened today morning while my brother was playing a game it shut down randomly and when i turned it on i said " the last shut down was due to overheating but then it boot to the operating system without any beep and never froze. I also ran a memory check and everything was ok.
     
  11. midnight51

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    So other then the error you had earlier your system seems to be currently stable?
     
  12. win2kpro

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    The themal specification for your processor is 64.1C. Thermal trip would have occurred at approximately 20C above this temperature or around 84C.

    Check the processor cooling fan and make sure it is running continuously, not stopping and starting. Also, shut the machine down and "gently" try to move the cooler left and right by hand and see if there is ANY movement.

    Is this a custom built machine, or is it a manufactured machine by a builder such as Dell, Gateway, etc.?
     
  13. rocker_820

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    It is running continously and i did everything u said no problem at all, and yeah it is manufactured machine. And i also had a lot of software running so i deleted many of them that i don't need.
     
  14. win2kpro

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    Who manufactured the machine? Please give the make and EXACT model number.
     
  15. rocker_820

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    It was manufactured by MDG and about the model number im kinda lost :O, where can i find it?
     
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