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Windows 7: Overheating..

22 Dec 2010   #1
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 
Overheating..

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That's the graphic of my problems. My computer overheats just doing basic things.

In this screenshot I have EVE Online running in the background, it overheats to above 210 degree's when I'm playing EVE. At 225 - 230 degree's it shuts down as a safety precaution. My computers only a year and few months old. I built it back in August of 2009, so as you can imagine, I'm pretty pissed off.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Things I've done already:

1. New Thermal Paste on the CPU & Heatsink.
2. dusted all the fans out.

After this, I'm not sure what to do.


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22 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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22 Dec 2010   #3
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I've done everything he's listed. It's not the case temperature that's bad, it's the CPU temperature. Running a fan on the side does nothing with the case temp.
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22 Dec 2010   #4
an4rew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Too much compound can increase temperatures it only takes a small amount on the middle.
Try reseating the heatsink again.

Does it feel hot to touch, could be a dodgy sensor reporting incorrect temp.
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22 Dec 2010   #5
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreadstar View Post
...Things I've done already:

1. New Thermal Paste on the CPU & Heatsink.
2. dusted all the fans out.
What heatsink and fan do you have? What speed(s) does the fan operate?
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22 Dec 2010   #6
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by an4rew View Post
Too much compound can increase temperatures it only takes a small amount on the middle.
Try reseating the heatsink again.

Does it feel hot to touch, could be a dodgy sensor reporting incorrect temp.
It does feel hot, but i followed directions on the thermal paste container, and I watched a few youtube videos on how to properly apply thermal paste.


I'm just wondering if people can give me some advice on how to either fix this on my end or send my stuff in. ASUS has been giving me the run around, as with Intel, which is starting to piss me off. I just can't go out an buy new stuff, I'm jobless atm
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22 Dec 2010   #7
sandeep108

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It really looks like the thermal paste issue, since the fans are going ok and presumably you are not overclocked.

AFAIK, I needed to use a razor blade or knife to apply a very thin layer of the paste. Some CPUs nowadays also come with a thin thermal pad. Maybe you can try obtaining a pad.

One more thought occurs - have you mounted the heatsink properly after applying the thermal paste?
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22 Dec 2010   #8
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Unless my old eyes are deceiving me but those CPU voltages are just about maxed out...Maybe try winding them back to stock voltages and see if the heat problem goes....Then overclock to recommended settings for your system?
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22 Dec 2010   #9
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreadstar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by an4rew View Post
Too much compound can increase temperatures it only takes a small amount on the middle.
Try reseating the heatsink again.

Does it feel hot to touch, could be a dodgy sensor reporting incorrect temp.
It does feel hot, but i followed directions on the thermal paste container, and I watched a few youtube videos on how to properly apply thermal paste.


I'm just wondering if people can give me some advice on how to either fix this on my end or send my stuff in. ASUS has been giving me the run around, as with Intel, which is starting to piss me off. I just can't go out an buy new stuff, I'm jobless atm
Fingers are not good at measuring temperature... it's a moisture thing... just because it doesn't "feel" hot, doesn't mean that it's not too hot. Clearly, looking at your HM temps, it's too hot.

My initial thoughts are that all those HD's are impeding your case airflow, but because your vid card isn't overly hot, I'm leaning towards too much thermal paste. What paste are you using? If you're using the good stuff, you only need an amount about equal to 1/3 a grain of white rice.

Of course, it could be your fan. You could have inadvertently blown dust into the rotor... which is why I asked if it was running at normal speed?

***edit***

vcore is just fine given you've got a game open and running.
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22 Dec 2010   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandeep108 View Post
It really looks like the thermal paste issue, since the fans are going ok and presumably you are not overclocked.

AFAIK, I needed to use a razor blade or knife to apply a very thin layer of the paste. Some CPUs nowadays also come with a thin thermal pad. Maybe you can try obtaining a pad.

One more thought occurs - have you mounted the heatsink properly after applying the thermal paste?
The razor blade stuff is complete crap, and for the most part, the "too much paste" myth is as well. The truth is, if you have too much paste, it's going to squeeze out the sides when you put the fan on and clamp it down. The paste will be flattened out to the amount it needs to be unless you put HUGE globs on. Of course you don't want any coming out the sides, but you don't want a razor thin layer either...it's simply not enough. You want enough that the entire metal surface is covered AFTER compression...it's fairly easy to eyeball this and get it right if you think about it as you apply.
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