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#1 Voltage56

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 05:08 PM

Whenever I launch Watch Dogs and Mortal Kombat X, I get temperatures up to 113-120 Degrees Fahrenheit.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  I got this new CPU and heatsink fan back about a month ago and haven't had problems with it until now.  It only overheated when playing Grand Theft Auto V not with any other games until now.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:53 AM

Hello Voltage56, 
 
Games live GTA (open world type of games in general) put a lot of stress on the CPU of your computer. If your CPU is overheating, its heat sink may not be seated correctly or its thermal paste may be improperly applied. You should start by cleaning of all dust and maybe try running the PC with open case. If temperatures are still too high, next step should be to replace thermal paste, heatsink (with a bigger one) and even the CPU fan if you have doubts about it's cooling abilities. Also keep in mind, that if you have overclocked components they will put out more heat and should consider a cooling upgrade in general (even a water cooling system in some cases). Hope this was helpful, Citizen_WD

Edited by Citizen_WD, 29 June 2015 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

I tried using another CPU cooler and it was still reaching 120 degrees and over. I have not over clocked anything either. I have been searching for any fixes but I haven't found anything, there is no dust in the cpu cooler. Also it just started doing this and it never did this with Mortal Kombat X before, and Grand Theft Auto it restarted a few times but I didn't think much of it.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:02 AM

You should maybe try a benchmark test and check when and how fast do the temperatures rise. But in any case, you risk damaging your processor if you continue to torture it. It's probably best to take it to a specialist, mount a bigger, more powerful cooler and improve the ventilation of your case, if possible. Any other advice "from a distance" will be just guessing. Hope your problem is solved soon, best regards, Citizen_WD



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:40 AM

Whenever I launch Watch Dogs and Mortal Kombat X, I get temperatures up to 113-120 Degrees Fahrenheit.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  I got this new CPU and heatsink fan back about a month ago and haven't had problems with it until now.  It only overheated when playing Grand Theft Auto V not with any other games until now.

 

That's nothing to worry about...that's 49 Celsius, which any CPU would be OK with.

 

That's if your readings are truly Fahrenheit, not Celsius.

 

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:07 PM

I am actually very worried about it since it is shutting down my computer when I launch both of those games and maybe even other games I have not tried out.  And another thing that worries me is that I have had this CPU for nearly a month without trouble until now, I think there is something wrong with it internally, I even tried to switch heatsinks, but I still get the same temps.



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:21 AM

Well...that would say to me...that whatever you believe IS the problem...is NOT the problem.

 

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.
 
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