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Windows 7: CPU Temps way to high please help

06 Aug 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
CPU Temps way to high please help

Hello, so randomly yesterday my cpu temps jumped to around 90c min and 90c max (way to high for what i have read) and that's at idle,

My pc:

Windows 7 64-bit

CPU: Amd phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.1GHz

GFX: 2 Amd radeon 6850's running through crossfire

8 gigs of ram

Motherboard: GA-870A-USB3

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This has happened to me once before a long time ago, i noticed it happening again when all my games starting getting really low fps and all chopy etc, i forget how i managed to fix it last time, but i know that it was something running in the background or something just cant remember what it was please if any of you guys/gals know what i could try to do that would really help me out!

Thanks,
Vaas

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06 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

First thing is how are you checking your temps? I recommend installing SpeedFan, use it to check all your computers temps, CPU useage, and if supported fan speeds. If it shows that your CPU temp is still high and the CPU is being heavily used then investigate what is hogging it, otherwise check your fans to make sure they're spinning, and that your heatsinks are clean.
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06 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The first thing the good folks here need you to do is this Tutorial.
By Brink.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Tick on My System Specs lower left corner of this post and you will see what I mean.
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06 Aug 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herqulees View Post
First thing is how are you checking your temps? I recommend installing SpeedFan, use it to check all your computers temps, CPU useage, and if supported fan speeds. If it shows that your CPU temp is still high and the CPU is being heavily used then investigate what is hogging it, otherwise check your fans to make sure they're spinning, and that your heatsinks are clean.
speedfan says 4 of my things are really high i guess? im not sure what else i should see ( T.T ) so what can i do to find out what is hogging it?
also my fan is spinning just fine as always ( i have water cooling)

Thanks alot for the reply!
Vaas
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06 Aug 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The first thing the good folks here need you to do is this Tutorial.
By Brink.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Tick on My System Specs lower left corner of this post and you will see what I mean.
Done
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06 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herqulees View Post
First thing is how are you checking your temps? I recommend installing SpeedFan, use it to check all your computers temps, CPU useage, and if supported fan speeds. If it shows that your CPU temp is still high and the CPU is being heavily used then investigate what is hogging it, otherwise check your fans to make sure they're spinning, and that your heatsinks are clean.
speedfan says 4 of my things are really high i guess? im not sure what else i should see ( T.T ) so what can i do to find out what is hogging it?
also my fan is spinning just fine as always ( i have water cooling)

Thanks alot for the reply!
Vaas
Your CPU is completely idle so nothing Windows is doing/running is at fault. If you use water cooling and the radiator fan is running fine then the next two things to check are your coolant level and that the cooling pump is pumping. Along with can't forget is make sure it is properly attached to the CPU.
EDIT: Also just to note, although right this time, generally it is safe to ignore the little flame icon, SpeedFan has way too low of a warning temp (50C I think?) and warns you too soon usually. So your CPU (Core) is very hot but still in an acceptable short term temperature range, I believe 95 or 100C is the max for that CPU before it shuts itself off. Also whatever Temp2 and Temp3 are are pretty hot too. But your GPU is acceptable despite the flame icon.
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06 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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06 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I never liked the interface but do have to say it tends to understand more about the hardware than SpeedFan, possibly capable of locating those two temp sensors, which I imagine will be the northbridge as it usually relies on an air cooled CPU to blow air over it.
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06 Aug 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This is what i see when i open HWMoniter Let me know if im supposed to be looking at a dif tab or w.e

@Herqulees my water cooling is attached to the cpu fine, the fan is spinning perfect, and i can hear the water pumping as always so i don't think there's anything wrong with it (i might be wrong tho)

thanks so much for the replys guys, means alot!
Vaas
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06 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
This is what i see when i open HWMoniter Let me know if im supposed to be looking at a dif tab or w.e

@Herqulees my water cooling is attached to the cpu fine, the fan is spinning perfect, and i can hear the water pumping as always so i don't think there's anything wrong with it (i might be wrong tho)

thanks so much for the replys guys, means alot!
Vaas
How about the air coming out of the radiator? Is it cool, warm, very hot? Have you done anything in the BIOS to disable the CPUs power saving features? You have almost the same CPU I had on an old gaming build of mine (AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @3.4GHz) and when I disabled the power saving features in BIOS the temps skyrocketed. From an idle of 25-30C to 55-65C after it was running for awhile.
EDIT: It's called AMD Cool and Quiet and was listed in my BIOS as CPU Phase Control.
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