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Computer Freezing and High Heat Issue

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#1 MissClyds


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:20 PM

The issue arose yesterday morning after I discovered the computer's monitor, CPU, and internet connection were left on overnight. Antivirus, Spyware, and Diagnostics tests were performed, and although a number of suspicious programs were removed and all diagonstics tests were passed, I am still experiencing computer freezes. So maybe instead of being something software related, maybe it could be software related?

Today I used an air duster to spray away the dust in and around the heatsink fan, pwer supply fan and case fan. I applied a new layer of thermal compound to the heatsink and core processor as well. I should also mention that this heatsink is a new Spire Cooler I purchased about a month ago. The old one that came with the computer burned out and caused overheating.

Eventhough I cleaned almsot all the dust out and applied thermal compound to the heatsink, the motherboard, CPU, and Seagate temperatures continue to rise to high temperatures. I kept a close eye on the CPU temperature for a full 10 minutes, and once that temperature reached around 80 degrees Celsius, the computer froze and I had to manually shut it down. I left one side of the CPU exposed to get more air circulation inside and that only help a little bit.

I hope I caught the problem in time. But already fearing the worst - that the processor (and anything else) have been cooked :thumbsup: These are the specs for my computer. If anyone needs any additional data, let me know:

Information gathered with: Lavalys Everest Home Edition

Thermal Compound used: Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound
New Heat Sink: Spire CPU Cooler (Socket 478)

Computer Model: HP Pavilion a1006n
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type: Intel Celeron D, 2933 MHz
CPU Alias: Prescott-256
Motherboard Name: MSI Gamila/Giovani/Neon Series
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Brookdale-G i845G
System Memory: 503 MB
BIOS Type: Award (01/25/05)

Video Adapter: Intel Extreme Graphics
3D Accelerator: Intel Extreme Graphics

Audio Adapter: Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]

IDE Controller: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive: ST3100011A (93 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive: Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive: Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive: Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive: Generic USB MS Reader USB Device

C: (NTFS) 88246 MB (76946 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 7125 MB (1865 MB free)
Total Size 93.1 GB (77.0 GB free)

USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-0]
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

[Temperatures and Ranges]
MotherBoard: 34 Degrees Celsius (93 degrees Farenheight) -
and higher
CPU: 69 Degrees Ceslius (156 Degrees Farenheight) -
and higher (as high as 80 degrees Celsius)

ST3100011A: 32 Degrees Celsius (90 Degrees Farenheight) -
and higher

[Cooling Fans]
CPU: 1055 RPM - 1068 RPM
Chassis: 879 RPM - 888 RPM

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:44 PM

One of the easiest tests to perform is leave the side off the case, direct a small fan into it and see if that helps

Some designs prevent this, main thing is supply lots of cool air to the case

A bad case fan? Recirculating hot exhaust air back into the case?

Your cpu is fine at 60C, burning up at 85C

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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