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Raze664 08-08-2007 08:00 PM

Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
He idles at about 45oC running a Stock P4 2.8Ghz

if he plays any games it hits 65 and crashes...any suggestions. (He lives in america for any upgrade tips)

phucng_10 08-08-2007 08:09 PM

Re: Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
By crashing, do you mean that the computer shuts down? the VGA get's artifacts? What is your definition of crash?

schwarg 08-08-2007 11:14 PM

Re: Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
Some motherboards have an emergency shutdown setting, so when he hits a certain temp like 70 or 80 celsius it might be causing it to restart. I had a P4 3.0Ghz CPU a while back and it always had heat problems like that. You might be able to get some arctic silver and clean off the old thermal compound with isopropyll alcohol and cotton swabs. Thats what I did on my P4. Actually, I also bought a thermaltake heat sink to replace that stock piece of junk. In the end it was about 10 degrees cooler :)

Raze664 08-09-2007 11:51 AM

Re: Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
The game starts lagging, crash to desktop. Then the CPU will cool down to around 54 in about 5 minutes.

BlueHeaven 08-09-2007 12:12 PM

Re: Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
I would also check the video cards temps using Riva Tuner while playing the game up to the crash. P4's run hot to my understanding, exp witht he stock heat sink.

Raze664 08-09-2007 02:59 PM

Re: Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
Everest Gives GPU at between 55-61 when playing games.

My C2D runs at around 36-43 depending on heat of my room and whether its underload.

CrazeD 08-09-2007 05:02 PM

Re: Friend having Severe CPU temp problems.
 
I think those temps are normal for a P4, they can get pretty hot.


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