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#1 GreenFlameZ

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:28 AM

Hello, I have been having this problem since I got the computer.

It is a Lenovo ThinkCentre M57.

So why is it running so hot?

When I play certain games, it will reach up into the high 90's (seen it at 98 degree celcius before). I've watched it while playing Modern Warfare 2 and it only reached into the 70's and only once has it made my monitors go black and had to force restart.

Number of Logical Processors	2
Number of Physical Processors	1
CPU #1	Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
CPU Name	Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
CPU Code Name	Conroe
Vendor	GenuineIntel
Number of Bits	64
Instruction Set	MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, ET64, XD, VMX, SMX, EST
Platform Name	Socket 775 LGA
Revision	G0
Technology	65 nm
Original Clock	2333 MHz
Original System Clock	333 MHz
Original Multiplier	7.0
CPU Clock	2329 MHz
System Clock	332.5 MHz
FSB	1329.9 MHz
Number of Cores	2
Core #1
Speed	1994.9 MHz
Multiplier	6.0
Core #2
Speed	1994.9 MHz
Multiplier	6.0
Virtual Technology Supported	Yes
Hyper Threading Supported	No
Cache
L1 Data Cache	2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache	2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Cache	4096 KBytes

I did nothing to overclock anything, as you can't with IBM/Lenovo etc.

It is in a small case BUT I do have the case opened up with a big box fan blowing down into it on high (yes it is noisy). but still gets very hot.

Here are some pics I took (SpeedFan) of different modes.

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AFTER OPENING FIREFOX:
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PLAYING ANY GAME:
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:25 AM

Have you tried cleaning out the cpu/heatsink fan?

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#3 GreenFlameZ

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:16 PM

Have you tried cleaning out the cpu/heatsink fan?


Yeah, I cleaned off all the dust off of it and also cleaned off the old thermal compound and applied a fresh layer.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:36 PM

Just for grins, run Coretemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ . Put in 100c for TJ Max. Now, Speedfan should be close (4.43 Beta), but just to be sure.................

Just a bit puzzling as your CPU fan seems to work fine. The usual suggestions, recheck heatsink seating,etc etc.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:17 PM

Just for grins, run Coretemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ . Put in 100c for TJ Max. Now, Speedfan should be close (4.43 Beta), but just to be sure.................

Just a bit puzzling as your CPU fan seems to work fine. The usual suggestions, recheck heatsink seating,etc etc.


Alright, downloaded Coretemp and ran that, both Speedfan and Coretemp showing different temps but close to eachother. I messed with the heatsink, should it around a little and pressed it down a little harder and locked it in and so far still seeing about the same temps as before.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:44 PM

Alright, well I found the culprit.

After sitting here thinking to myself for a little bit, I remembered I had 2 other motherboards with heatsinks on them.

So I took one out of my other computer put it on the motherboard for this computer, but of course it doesn't/can't be locked in, I just set it on top of the processor and played my game that actually got my processor up to the upper 90's while playing it AND the max load only got to 60 but normally was averaging about 56-58 while playing it.

I then tried one more thing, pushing down on the heatsink a little harder, while shooting on my game (Medal of Honor 2010) and max load went from 60 down to 54-55.


I'm going to be getting a new mobo here soon and with a new heatsink to fix the issue.

0 to LOW LOAD:
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FULL LOAD AFTER:
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Now to figure out what's up with the GPU *goes into exploring*

Edited by GreenFlameZ, 31 January 2011 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:49 PM

Good to hear that you solved your problem.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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