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#1 Red Dave

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:27 AM

My computer keeps turning off. I have a feeling it is due overheating but I'm not sure what exactly to do or how to check.

First I thought it was one of my fans so I cleaned the internal fan and the heatsink fan. I also defrag my computer regularly, I use a registry cleaned, and I am very up to date on spyware, malware, and virus protection. Oh ya and I checked my device manager and there is no problems there.

I was reading up on reasons for computers turning off randomly and my best guess is a problem with my heatsink. The fan seems to be working fine but when I touch the CPU it is extremely hot. I downloaded the program "Speedfan" to see the internal temperatures and it is alot hotter than it should be. Speedfan helps a little with the problem but it still turns off a lot.

What do you think it is? Is there a way to check to see if my heatsink is working ok? Should I clean my heatsink or replace it? Or am I thinking totally wrong and should I look somewhere else?

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:30 AM

I forgot to add that I am using a PC running Windows 7. I recently added another hard drive and graphics card as well. I don't know if this has anything to do with the problem but I thought I add it.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:44 AM

what exactly are the temperatures, and have you double checked speedfans readings with another program? when I suspect overheating I generally check with 2 because some programs read some chipsets better then others. CPU_Z is another common one.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:56 AM

Using Speedfan the average is about 85 C when I am doing little on the computer but I have seen it as high as 95 C when doing a little more work. From what research I found about my AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 3600+ it should be operating from 55- 72C. I downloaded CPU-Z as well and it came up with the exact same readings.

Maybe I am reading these wrong or something. Here is a screenshot of both. (This is a time of almost no usage so it is in the normal range, but it is usually a lot higher)

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:05 AM

according to that screenshot their only at 31 C (87 F) are you sure your reading it right? because thats within the safe zone.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:23 AM

Ya. Because it shuts down so much I opened the case and put a portable fan there so I could at least use it. If i take the fan out and close the case then the readings go much higher.

What worries me is temp 2, not temp 1. I think I may have labelled it wrong on speedfan, but CPU-z shows that temp 2 is 72C (with the fan I am using.)

Edited by Red Dave, 04 March 2010 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, that's the problem with SpeedFan sometimes. Unless you have some serious CPU issue, I doubt CPU1 and CPU2 temps are read correctly.
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