Solved: CPU Overheating, help needed.

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rocker_820

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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?
 
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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.
 
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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?
 

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
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

rocker_820

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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.
 
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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.?
 

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.
 

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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