Pc abnormally hot - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2011, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 80
Default Pc abnormally hot

So I just got 12 gigs of ram today with a SSD. I installed the memory and the SSD install windows on the hardrive but now my pc is running hotter than before. My cpu is idoling at 55 degrees and my video card is also running around 50 degrees and it also shows my GPU as 750 megs of ram as opposed to 1.2 gigs. It's a 5870 by the way. Anyone have any ideas?
__________________

Scriptkitty is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Leeds, England
Posts: 19
Default

What's your case and other specs? And any other details you can give will help, but that is hot for idol.
__________________

happyh1ppo is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

Was your CPU this hot, prior to installing the RAM and SSD?

The graphic card is fine, as far as heat. My 5770 is at 49C on idle. Your GPU speed spins down while not using graphic intensive programs. It will speed up when you need it.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 80
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

No the cpu was aroun 40 degrees idol now it's 50~
Scriptkitty is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 80
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

I'm not sure what to look for when it comes to voltages either.

Sorry about that

This just makes no sense i"m sitting here and it's still at 55~ degrees
Scriptkitty is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Leeds, England
Posts: 19
Default

-remember to use the edit button to add something to your post instead of multi posting
happyh1ppo is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

Well, you could be pushing it harder with all that RAM. Show us a screenshot of HWMonitor.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 10:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

Whats your system? Intel has the memory controlle on the chip with i cores.
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 09-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 80
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

pc2.png picture by dhise1 - Photobucket

You can scroll through, there are two pictures
I have an i7 920
Scriptkitty is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 12:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Pc abnormally hot

There are a lot of threads about the i7 9xx chips running hot, 55°c+ like yours.
General consensus is as long as it stays below 70-75°c under load its fine.

I'm with Paton, blame the extra RAM.
You can always test it by removing the 6GB you added and checking temps w/ the original 6GB.

If you're really worried about it I'd do some additional cooling.
Aftermarket CPU cooler, make sure your cable's aren't blocking air-flow, and add more case fans if you have room for them.
__________________

__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Abnormally high CPU usage by System Idle Process metahydronium Microsoft Windows and Software 7 06-16-2010 01:45 PM
3 computers connected to same router, however 1 is abnormally slow... ac26xp Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 2 02-02-2008 06:55 PM
My computer shuts down abnormally. deelip Overclocking and Modding 6 11-05-2006 04:55 PM
abnormally low game/bench. performance napoleonus Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 5 06-30-2005 10:32 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.