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Old 11-17-2007, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, past couple of weeks my PC has started to over heat, and it's now become more common. Right now my CPU is running at 91C. I'm assuming thats not good. I have the case popped open on one side, and have 2 fans blowing on it. I've already cleaned the fans and such.

I'm only running Firefox, Msn, and iTunes, and my CPU is still running hot. Any tips?

I currently have a P4 running at 3.0ghz. Not over clocked or anything. Is it time for a new processor?

Edit: After closing all applications and most processes, it still ran between 88-90C.
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Is this the world of vagueness or something??

Ambient temparture?
Case temparture?
Heatsink?
Thermal Paste?
Secured properly?
Other components?
Power supply?
Amount of Fans?
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Is this the world of vagueness or something??

Ambient temparture?
Case temparture?
Heatsink?
Thermal Paste?
Secured properly?
Other components?
Power supply?
Amount of Fans?
Rhetorical question?

Room temp is around 15-20C.
Thermal Paste, I have no idea. Got the computer what, 3 years ago?
Yes everything is secured properly.
I got a new power supply a couple months ago when I got a new video card. I think 550W.
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Newly applied thermal paste and a new Heatsink will greatly reduce temparture...
Refer to "Battle of the thermal Pastes" Thread for thermal paste reccomendations..
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It has come to my attention that you might have a heat or voltage issue with your computer. We can not assume that it is one of these so we will go ahead and check. I would like you to download and install the program Speedfan. When you are done installing Speedfan open and look for 3 columns. One should have temperatures, the other should have voltages, and the last one should contain your fan speeds. When you have found this information please post to me in a column such as this: (Example)

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Temperatures

Temp1: 30 C
Temp2: 60 C
HD0: 44 C

Voltages (only for desktops)

5.5V: 5.5
3.33V: 3.24

Fan Speeds

Speed1: 2480 RPM

(Remember this is just an example, please post your exact information)
If you are running on a Dell Laptop please follow these steps then post your temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds:
  • Open Speedfan
  • Click Configure on the Main Screen
  • Go to the Options Tab
  • Check the: "Enable DELL Support (use this function only on DELL notebooks)" check box
  • Click Ok then Close Speedfan
  • Start Speedfan once again

Then post your temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.

Can you also please tell me what graphics card you bought?
Have you ever cleaned your system?


@Ste: This could be a power supply, issue and we could direct him to clean the system. There was more we could have done besides for applying new thermal grease
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