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Is My Computer Overheating?


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#1 Artistbydefault

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:10 AM

Okay, this is a problem i've been having for a while. My computer will give a loud, very annoying beep when its being driven too hard. Now, this is the problem...my computer shouldnt have any problems with the applications thats being ran.

The problem DID start when i upgraded my video card...

Anything that involves graphics, my computer goes into "panic mode".

When i went into the bios, it said the power supply fan isnt working, but its definately working properly...i just replaced it to be sure.

Is this a sign of overheating?

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:06 AM

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

I would suggest that you download and run an earlier version of EVEREST . This will give you a lot of useful information about your computer and under sensors, you will be able to monitor any available in realtime.

Let us know how you get on.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:11 PM

okay, computer without any kind of "stress"

--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83637HF (ISA 290h)

Temperatures:
Motherboard 35 C (95 F)
CPU 77 C (171 F)
Aux 61 C (142 F)
Seagate ST380020A 47 C (117 F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 4561 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.68 V
CPU Aux 3.20 V
+3.3 V 3.12 V
+5 V 5.11 V
-12 V -14.91 V
-5 V -7.71 V
Debug Info V C9 C8 C3 BE FF 00 00 23 (01)
Debug Info T 35 77 61

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Now let me turn on a game and see how those numbers change

--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83637HF (ISA 290h)

Temperatures:
Motherboard 39 C (102 F)
CPU 81 C (178 F)
Aux 66 C (151 F)
Seagate ST380020A 47 C (117 F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 4441 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.69 V
CPU Aux 3.20 V
+3.3 V 2.90 V
+5 V 5.11 V
-12 V -14.91 V
-5 V -7.71 V
Debug Info V CA C8 B5 BE FF 00 00 27 (01)
Debug Info T 39 81 66


Not that big of a change....

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 02:05 PM

81C is definately overheating.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:50 PM

Okay...so is there any suggestions on how to fix this? Is this an indication of a fan being malfunctional?

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:22 AM

No one has suggestions?

edit: I just got an error when i rebooted saying that the powersupply fan is not detected...which cant be, cuz im looking right at it and its definately working and it is connected...

Edited by Artistbydefault, 12 November 2006 - 05:00 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:05 AM

You are overheating badly. Details of your computer hardware, case and fan-layout would be needed now. It could be a problem with the CPU HSF but considering that the temperature rose so little while under load it could also be that the case itself isn't properly ventilated and get hot.
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 07:04 AM

In a lighter vein, there is an extreme answer :by boopme

Edited by rowal5555, 12 November 2006 - 07:06 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 01:06 PM

Well here is the report for all my hardware and such...

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v1.51.195
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer GENOVA
Generator Michael
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2006-11-12
Time 13:01


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name GENOVA
User Name Michael

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2000 MHz (15 x 133) 2400+
Motherboard Name Asus A7N266 (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 1 ACR, 3 DIMM, Video)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 220 (DDR)
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Medallion (08/20/02)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9200 (RV280)
Monitor Sony HMD-A240 [17" CRT] (8038733)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter nVIDIA nForce MCP Audio Codec Interface

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive FUJITSU MPD3108AT (10 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33)
Disk Drive ST380020A (80 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive photosmart printer card reader (HPH09)
Disk Drive Memory Stick Slot
Optical Drive MATbleepA DVD-ROM SR-8588 (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive SONY DVD RW DRU-820A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 19116 MB (5760 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 10279 MB (3860 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 57200 MB (22387 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.100)
Modem Lucent Technologies Soft Modem AMR

Peripherals:
Printer Auto Apollo P2200 on DAWNSNOTEBOOK
Printer hp photosmart 1215 series
USB1 Controller NEC PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller NEC PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB2 Controller NEC USB Enhanced Host Controller [B-1]
USB Device photosmart 1215
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
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Thats everything about my hardware. What kinda ventilation could i need...the case is completely off...the computer is bare...I will say that it is a tight space, my case is very small (its a sony vaio: http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0000...03.MZZZZZZZ.jpg, ). I recently put in a new power supply (although the power supply i had to make fit through some clever "alterations" to the case ; ;)and dvd burner, so there are wires everywhere...there is just no need way to run them because it is just sooo tight for space.

Would getting a new, bigger case...maybe with a case fan slot be a step in the right direction? If so, any suggestions on a case thats not too expensive on newegg.com?

Edited by Artistbydefault, 12 November 2006 - 01:18 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 01:47 PM

Hmm... You got an Athlon XP processor. Very interesting. My brother has a Athlon XP processor as well and has had problems. It had been working fine for a long time but then the processor also started overheating. It might be to early to jump to conclusions but it seems like Athlon XP processors get hotter over time. I fixed my brothers problem by replacing the HSF with an more effective aftermarket HSF (with a Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu, in fact).
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:36 PM

Heat sink fan?

hmmm.... Learn something new everyday (im not a hardware buff)...

Im assuming the heat sink fan is what goes over the processor? I guess i should look at it tonight when i get home from work and check and see...if the fan is working really well.. It looks pretty flimsy (my fan), so it jsut might not be doing the job.

I'll look into it...

Would you say getting a better case and better fan would be a step in the right direction. I had the same problem wtih my last computer...(very old and crappy one) after I updated the video card (same as thsi one). Eventually i think i fried the motherboard and it stopped working.

This one...i dont wanan repeat...so pardon me if Im sounding desperate...lol.

HMMMM! I could always just order a new HSF and case...see if the problem changes, if it does...excellent...problem solved. If not, return it for a refund.

IM BRILLIANT...maybe not

Edited by Artistbydefault, 12 November 2006 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:18 AM

Airflow in a PC is a critical factor these days. Air has to move freely into the heatsink over the CPU and exit the PC without restriction. Now, add to this the need to also cool the video card(s) - because they're big heat generators also. Then, add in cooling for the chipset on the motherboard, the hard drive(s), and other components (the power supply has built in cooling and is governed by the ATI specification) and you've got a real situation!

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