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Windows 7: CPU overheating and at 99% utilization after Power strip unplugged

01 Jun 2016   #1
Serix

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 64Bit
 
 
CPU overheating and at 99% utilization after Power strip unplugged

So I accidently unplugged the power strip cord on my desktop computer. Plugged it back in and it wouldnt start properly, would get to the startup screen to log in and then it would stop and reset. And then I would get an error of my CPU overheating. Got an external Hard drive that I plugged in and then it booted up just fine. Im on it right now, but the CPU temp rises real easily for no reason. Tried installing a couple different programs to fix this issue but nothings worked so far. So im confused as to why it goes up to 88C for no reason
It doesnt go up that high anymore, currently. I have placed and order for a liquid cooler. I have the stock fa currently.

Any help would be appreciated


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02 Jun 2016   #2
BillW

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

Sounds like your existing fan may be failing. One thing, BE SURE you use thermal silicon grease (or thermal pad) when installing any fan/heatsink to the CPU.
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02 Jun 2016   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Serix View Post
Tried installing a couple different programs to fix this issue but nothings worked so far. So im confused as to why it goes up to 88C for no reason
It doesnt go up that high anymore, currently. I have placed and order for a liquid cooler.
"it doesn't go up that high anymore, currently"--meaning the problem appears to have gone away?

Assuming the temperature is accurate, I wouldn't expect "programs" to fix the problem.

I'd use several different hardware monitoring programs to try to determine if the high temp is accurate.

If it is actually high, I'd first confirm that fans were working as they should.

If something was actually damaged by your unplugging the power strip, then I wouldn't think that a liquid cooler will solve the problem. Unplugging a power strip isn't going to damage your regular air cooler, but it may have done something to the motherboard--which a liquid cooler would not repair.

Tough to say what might have happened without more detail, but I think you are going down the wrong path with the new cooler unless you've always wanted to do that anyway, even if temps were OK.

The power strip issue may be coincidental and unrelated to your problems.
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