Brand new to the forum - Looks like a great place!
I'm working with an old backup computer
e6700 stock on air (freezer pro 7)
4 x 1gb
old 250watt psu (about to switch out to 550 for testing
60gb OCZ SSD
GTX680 2gb (I know I know...lol)
This box has been something of a test box on and off for years. I do a lot of computer work and repairs so it's handy to have a spare.
Recently it began shutting down after a few minutes of use - Full, no warning, shutdown.
I didn't pay it much attention because I'd recently reinstalled windows and assumed some typical windows malfunction...fix it later, that sort of thing.
Anyway, now I'm setting up a test environment for a rust server and have learned that the CPU is overheating from 45 ish idle (bios and openhardwaremonitor), to 90+ under load (openhardwaremonitor)!
I learned that if I remove two of the sticks of RAM, specifically from slots 1+2, the temperatures drop substantially, but still not to what I'd want. Maybe 65-70 under load?
I've juggled the sticks and am not convinced that the ram has failed. My suspicion leans towards the board itself.
Rule out the basics. Airflow is good, there is not dust to speak of.
Cooler is Arctic Freezer Pro 7, new thermal paste..Good clean connection.
Today I ran memtest with 4 sticks installed. I didn't let it finish as the Core temps were constantly riding 90 degrees, but It showed no errors in about 15% completion of full memory test.
Not much of a test, I know, but if the memory was causing instant overheat, I'd like to think it'd show errors under test straight away.
Anyway, it's not life or death but I usually fix my own PC problems, right down to board recaps/biso flashes, etc. I don't like being stumped!
Many thanks in advance.