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#1 markgui

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:59 PM

I'm using Windows XP. My normal startup temp has been about 115 Farenheit, however, today I noticed after a cold startup it was about 140. I am using speed fan, which I assume to be accurate. I have opened up the case and blew the dust out, and I currently have the side panel off and it is staying consistently at about 138 f. I have a VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M266-8235 motherboard and a 2.40 Intel Celeron processor. I haven't made any changes to my system so I am at a loss as to why the temperature has increased that much.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 08:19 PM

I'm not trying to be a smart alec but has the temperature in the room increased ?

If not inspect the heatsink on the CPU to make sure it is still properly secured & the fan is working properly.
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:35 PM

Its okay, no offense taken. Room temp may have increased slightly but I'd say no more than just a few degrees. The fan is working properly and the heat sink (in my novice opinion) appears to be seated properly. I play World of Warcraft and I am concerned that if I log into the game server, my temp may skyrocket. I just downloaded the latest drivers for motherboard and graphics card (ATI 9600XT) but the temp is still hovering around 140.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:47 PM

Since I usually see CPU temp in celsius rather then fahrenheit a quick conversion shows me you have about 60C .
That does seem rather hot for a Celeron.

Download PC Wizard ,

http://www.cpuid.com/download/pcw2008_v1871.exe

Install it , open, & click on the icon in the lower right that looks like a temp gauge.
What does it show the temp at ?

[I personally don't have much faith in speed fan being accurate]
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 05:46 AM

If you're unable to otherwise resolve this problem, i suggest getting a pure copper cooler that screws into the motherboard instead of snaps-in. It reduced my temperatures by 15 degrees centigrade.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:50 AM

I have an AMD Athlon 3.1GHZ Dual Core, and when i used to play Call Of Duty 4, the CPU temperature won't rise more than 55 degrees. One day I started Call Of Duty 4 as usual and after some minutes, the PC case speaker started beeping.

I checked the CPU temperature as soon as the speaker starts to beep and it was about 70 degrees for some reason.
I cleaned the dust from the heat sink, applied new thermal paste and only around 5 degrees went down.
Still when I played Call Of Duty 4 it beeped after cleaning.

Now i bought the Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler and I haven't heard any more beeping.

Just an advice, I would buy a CPU Cooler like I did and like stlolth told you.
I would buy a cooler rather than a new CPU.

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Edited by Delta16, 26 April 2009 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

I

currently have the side panel off


That can interrupt proper airflow
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for your help. I will definitely look into a cooler. CPU temp is down to 84 faranheit but the motherboard temp is high. Or I assume its high. It climbed up to about 150 f but now its down to around 123f. Is the Motherboard temp that critical or should I pay more attention to the CPU and GFX?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:48 AM

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

everest home free is a good program for older computers

Under the computer module is a sensor

Using report/quick report/plaon text

copy and paste into a reply(this part only)

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83627THF (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4Ch)
Motherboard Name Asus A8V Series

Temperatures:
Motherboard 28 C (82 F)
CPU 39 C (102 F)
GPU 47 C (117 F)
GPU Ambient 37 C (99 F)
DW CDW63G0-D00NF0A 40 C (104 F)
Seagate ST3250823AS 40 C (104 F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 2557 RPM


the summary module should give your real motherboard name

Edited by DaChew, 26 April 2009 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:05 PM

For some reason it wouldn't let me copy and paste, so I entered it manually:

Sensor type: ITE IT8712F (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor type: National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4ch)


Temperatures:
Motherboard 30 degrees Celsius 86F
AUX 59C 138F
GPU 44C 111F
GPU AMBIENT 34C 93F


COOLING FANS
CPU 2766 RPM
CHASSIS 1815 RPM

REAL MOTHERBOARD NAME IS JETWAY P4MDF

Edited by markgui, 26 April 2009 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:21 PM

There's a report button at the top

Your aux temp is probably the cpu, that's a little high

If you could paste the actual cpu from one of the everest modules we could look up the thermal design specs

I try to verify temps by rebooting into bios and checking there
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:31 PM

Field Value
CPU Type Intel Celeron D 320, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:38 PM

According to intel the maximum design spec temp is 67C

Cool the case down until you get a new cpu fan or reseat that heatsink

Try to keep the cpu at 50C or less
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:42 PM

I'll try to reseat the heatsink. Thank you very much for your help

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

I removed the heat sink, cleaned it off real good, it was very dusty. removed the case fan and graphics card and gave them a thourough cleaning. All temps are within range. CPU is averaging about 38-40c. Everything seems fine.




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