I am currently repairing a relative's computer because it keeps on rebooting within minutes of usage. I run both HWmonitor and Speccy, and found out that the CPU's temperature is very high, about 80+ Celsius. After playing a game for about 30-40 minutes the computer reboots and switched to standby mode.
So, I am gonna clean this computer up and I will re-apply a thermal compound on the processor and see if that will solve the high temperature of the system. Meanwhile, I want to ask if, is there any monitoring software that offers an OSD(On Screen Display) capability of the system's temperature (Temp for Motherboard, CPU, GPU, etc)? I want to see the changes of temperature while playing a game in full screen or browsing.
Though I did a quick research and found several software that offer this kind feature, but I encounter errors along the way. So far I already did tried the ATI Tray Tools, in which I encounter an error about a missing .dll file and I also tried RivaTuner that also pops an error about an unsigned file that Windows denied the program from running.
Maybe you guys got some knowledge or better workaround for this problem of mine. I highly anticipate your kind suggestions and recommendations about this matter.
Edited by hamluis, 12 September 2014 - 12:39 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.