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Windows 7: Computer Overheating


28 Aug 2010   #1

Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 
Computer Overheating

Hi guys, my computer keeps overheating whenever im doing gaming or otherwise. It first started when i was playing a game on Windows 7 and it crashed, and its been crashing ever since.

I have tried reinstalling Windows 7 and it crashed while it was reinstalling. however xp is more stable and since then whenever i try to play a game my computer freezes so i have come to the conclusion that's its an overheating problem.

I am not sure if its my gpu because its at 66c right now and it normally goes up to 80c while gaming. but i am also not sure if its my system fan as my bios says its going at 800rpm and easy tune pro comes up with a warning saying its too slow.

Any help would be appreciated


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28 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

80c is too much, and your fan does need to go faster. It may be louder, but its better than destroying your hardware by letting it overheat. No, I am not exaggerating.
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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

How do i make the fan faster? also the gpu has a heat sink and i have no idea how to make that any better.
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28 Aug 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spikky577 View Post
How do i make the fan faster? also the gpu has a heat sink and i have no idea how to make that any better.


What computer laptop or desktop?

Under warranty?


Ken
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28 Aug 2010   #5

Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

its a desktop, and I'm not sure if its under warranty, i got it on Christmas.
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28 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Can you give us some more specifics? Is it one from a manufacturer? If so, make and model number? Did someone build it from scratch? What specs does it have?
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28 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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easy tune pro
That at least says you have either (or both) a Gigabyte video card or Gigabyte motherboard. Have you popped the side off yet to see if anything if clogged with dust, and if it is cleaned the dust out?

P.S. Filling out your system specs,

http://www.sevenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra

would help as well. If unsure what everything is this (get the portable version),

Speccy - Builds

should tell you the pertinent bits.
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28 Aug 2010   #8

Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

ok I've updated it and here is the summery that speccy produced:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 48 C
Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 388MHz (5-5-5-18)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA770-DS3 (Socket M2)
Graphics
Default Monitor @ 1680x1050
Default Monitor @ 1280x1024
1024MB GeForce 9600 GT (Gigabyte) 67 C
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST3500320SV (SATA Surveillance Video) 29 C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S
CFSVI G92V0HA30HQ SCSI CdRom Device
CFSVI G92V0HA30HQ SCSI CdRom Device
CFSVI G92V0HA30HQ SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
USB Audio Device
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28 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Can you download GPUz and watch the temperature when you play a game? What happens?

~Lordbob
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28 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I know that when this happened to me, the damage was already done. The fan stopped so I was going to need to buy a new fan and some more of that heat paste stuff. I just got a new graphics card instead.

You might get lucky and get the card going properly again, but due to that heat it must have done some damage.
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