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SpeedFan/how to tell if computer is overheating? Random shutdowns

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gip213, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. gip213

    gip213 Thread Starter

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    Hi my computer randomly shuts down ever 10-15 minutes when I'm gaming and I suspect its overheating.
    I'm not very experienced with hardware stuff and I got told to get SpeedFan but not sure what temperatures are normal?
    I suspect its the flame, and if so how do I fix it/should I increase fan speed?
    Attached is the speedfan readings. Thanks!
     

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  2. dai

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    what are you running
    video card brand and model
    cpu
    m/board
    ram
    power supply
    brand
    model
    wattage

    check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and cpu temperatures and post them

    speed fan does not indicate heat,the 125c reading is most likely a non sensor reading as something would be

    disintegrating at that temp
     
  3. gip213

    gip213 Thread Starter

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    Umm
    AMD Radeon HD 6800
    Intel Core i5-2400
    8 gb RAM

    Sorry, how do I check power supply and the listings in the bios?

    And thats true haha didn't think of that.. Also thanks for your help so far
     
  4. dai

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    for the power supply,take the side off the computer and look at the label

    in the bios on the advanced page look for something like system health
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Speedfan is not really that useful any longer. Most board makers have purpose built monitoring software. If you have an asus or gigabyte board, they have software on their sites for download. It will provide a MUCH better picture of possible overheating. In addition it will provide voltage readings as well.

    You still have to open the case and look at the pw supply. Post the brand and wattage rating here.
     
  6. Abriam26

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    You can probably change the fan speed in the BIOS. (I can, by turning up the 'start PWM value')
     
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