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Whenever I Run Norton Antivirus Cpu Heats Up

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  1. sensationalk

    sensationalk Thread Starter

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    HI Everyone! I 've having problems with my antivirus software on my new system windows xp. Whenever i run virus scan my temperature gauge climbs from 40 oc to 75 I'm wondering what could cause that. I was experimenting when i pause the antivirus the temperature goes down? Really strange but continue again it goes up then i get warning on the system like a siren then it shuts off (reboot)

    Can someone tell me whats the problem? PLEASE
     
  2. golferbob

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    the first thing would be take norton out and put a free one in . i would get a can of air and clean the fan and inside.
     
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    free one in?
     
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    First off, since the AV is searching each file for the virus identifications, it is somewhat processor intensive. The fact that your processor is overheating when you run CPU intensive tasks seems to indicate you have a cooling issue.

    If the MB is running reasonably cool, 10C or less over ambient room temperature, I'd start by taking a close look at the processor heatsink. Perhaps it's not mounted correctly, the fan may be blocked, or even not functioning.

    While I'm not a NAV fan, you won't fix this problem by changing your AV program.
     
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    well depending wat cpu he has if its a prescott then 75c can be normal for stock cooling they are hot chips. Most spyware and antivirus cause cpu to work close to full load because of all the files it has to scan then cross check the stuff in its database.
     
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    The fact that the machine is triggering the over temperature alarm seems to indicate it's hotter than it should be. I also don't agree that any processor should get to 75C, if it does, you need better cooling. The maximum operating temperature of the Prescott processor is 74C, so it clearly should be staying below that value.
     
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    well they do lol i got 1 that hits 75-80 at stock cooler and friend worked at a pc shop just about every one running stock ran close to 70-80c even if you google around you find all the presscotts running 70+. Intel is hard to tell wats wat some they got 3-4 revisons of the prescott all having differ max operating temps.
     
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