Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Possible Issue With Ram Overheating CPU


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 TheLowestAnimal

TheLowestAnimal

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:02 PM

Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

Hey Guys

So I Went Out To Buy New Ram Today. Picked Up Some PNY 4GB DDR3 Memory For Fairly Cheap, I've Never Had

A Problem With Ram Installations Before So I Didn't Expect It This Time. Any ways I Get Home Insert The Memory Boot It Up

And It's Been Continually Shutting Down Since. The Longest It Has Stayed ON Is About 10 Minutes, Quite Annoying. Now I Was In A Bit Of A Rush So I'm Not Entirely Sure If there Was Anything I Needed To Change In The BIOS For It(Impatience, I'm Stupid). I Initially Thought That Or A PSU Problem Might Be The Source Of My Headache, But Then I Saw My CPU Temp. It Was Running Around 69 - 72 Degrees Celsius. This Was Not Happening Before I Put In The RAM(10 Min Ago). After Lowering My Power Usage And The Problem Continually Recurring I Pulled Out The RAM. Needless To Say It Was Quite Hot, So You Can See My Suspicions. I Just Kind Of Wanted A Second Opinion Before I Go Return The RAM For Some Better Stuff. In Case I Missed Anything.

 

CPU

AMD A8 6600K

6GB DDR3

 

Sorry Forgot To Mention The Ram Slots Are Fairly Close To The CPU, Then New RAM Has Metal Plating Which I Belive Are What's Causing The Problem


Edited by TheLowestAnimal, 06 April 2014 - 09:18 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 waldojim42

waldojim42

  • Members
  • 159 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:02:02 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:35 AM

Very likely no, your ram is not causing it. Most likely, the CPU heatsink / fan was either shifted creating an air bubble, or the cable got disconnected. First, check the cables, if that is no the problem, and the fan is working correctly, then remove the heatsink, clean it off, apply fresh thermal paste, and reinstall the heatinsk.


Laptop: Alienware 14 : Intel i7 4700mq : 8GB ram : Nvidia GTX 765 : 256GB Plextor M3 : 1080P IPS display

Test rig: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0Ghz : MSI 970A-G46 : 8GB Ram : 128GB Plextor M5s : 2x AMD 5770's (Flashed to 6770) : PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 : Pioneer BR

Hackintosh : Gigabyte GA-H61m : Intel Celeron @ 3Ghz : 8GB ram : EVGA GTX 550Ti : Patriot Torx 2 64GB : Silverstone Strider ES-50 : OSX Mavericks

 


#3 TheLowestAnimal

TheLowestAnimal
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:02 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:53 AM

Update:, So I Removed The RAM, Then Started It Up While Waiting For A Reply. I've Had No Problems Since, I'll Test It Again Tomorrow. Oh And The Fan Was Working Fine I Checked It In The BIOS When I Saw The Overheating Problems. If It Overheats When I Test I Will Try The Thermals Paste Replacement(Maybe The Sink Did Shift During Installation,Just In Case)

 

Also Thank You For The Reply



#4 waldojim42

waldojim42

  • Members
  • 159 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:02:02 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

I have never heard of ram doing this. If that works, great. It is worth noting that the metal on the ram, is the ram's own heatsink. Just pointing out it is normal on high performance ram.


Laptop: Alienware 14 : Intel i7 4700mq : 8GB ram : Nvidia GTX 765 : 256GB Plextor M3 : 1080P IPS display

Test rig: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0Ghz : MSI 970A-G46 : 8GB Ram : 128GB Plextor M5s : 2x AMD 5770's (Flashed to 6770) : PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 : Pioneer BR

Hackintosh : Gigabyte GA-H61m : Intel Celeron @ 3Ghz : 8GB ram : EVGA GTX 550Ti : Patriot Torx 2 64GB : Silverstone Strider ES-50 : OSX Mavericks

 


#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,127 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:03:02 PM

Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:33 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users