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Windows 7: Is it really overheating, bad sensor, or another problem?

08 Apr 2015   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

With all those issues, I would definitely reinstall windows.

Once again, the bios is the only place to check true temp readings.


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08 Apr 2015   #32
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
With all those issues, I would definitely reinstall windows.

Once again, the bios is the only place to check true temp readings.
Agreed Bios will actually give you a top CPU temp as well

If you are going for water cooling getting one with Monitoring Software is a real way to go but only Top Tier Models offer that so if you're looking for good cooling you will be looking at at least $100+

Everything else looks good though
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08 Apr 2015   #33
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can support it, corsair h100i works wonders and has temp monitoring software for the pc and the pump. It uses a twin 120mm radiator (uses two 120mm fans) so if you have two top of case 120s that are joined up or 2 side/back fan spaces available you can use that. What kind of case do you use? Sorry if its in your sys specs, im on my phone
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08 Apr 2015   #34
LeonDroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You can look at Speccy, a free download from Piriform. It's generally well thought of but I won't say it's flawless. Here's a sample screen shot.

If you want to stress test the PC, you can run something like Prime95.

Re 3 partitions: Good idea to have data separate from OS, but do you have the data backed up onto another discrete drive? What's on the 32 GB partition?
1: Already have Speccy. It pretty much agrees with the readings of the other programs.
2: I thought Prime95 was for Intel based systems. I can't afford them top shelf processors. I use the AMDs...on sale (e.g. my AMD FX-8350 only cost me $130 from TD).
3: The 32GB partition was intended for PageFile.sys, but ended up being used for a Staging Area, PC Purgatory, PC Paddock...whatever you want to call it? Its a redundant storage place for files from other computers, Program settings backups, files being moved into or out of the computer (like the screenshots I've posted). My most important files are double & triple backed up excluding the external hard drives.

link238: When I continued to get overheating warnings, I took the FX-8350 HS/Fan out and replaced it with an Arctic Freezer 13: ARCTIC Freezer 13 with 92mm PWM Fan - Newegg.com
The case is a Thermaltake V4 Black Ed: Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior VM30001W2Z - Newegg.com It says it supports 2 120mm top fans, but the memory retainer clips block the forward most one.

My FX-8350 is Liquid Cooled by a Zalman LQ-310, but that's in a different computer than the one this thread is focused on, and way more computer than I'll ever need.
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09 Apr 2015   #35
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

not a bad case or cooler. Try an os reinstall and get back to us.
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09 Apr 2015   #36
LeonDroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which brings up the final question...
Is there any way, short of using an Ubuntu disk or different PC to reformat the OS partition, to reinstall W7 w/o it creating the Windows.old folder?
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09 Apr 2015   #37
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

A clean install will not have a windows.old folder. Look at step 6 here

Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Apr 2015   #38
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Make sure you are booting from the dvd and not trying to re install from within windows.

It`s all explained in the link above.
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10 Apr 2015   #39
LeonDroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
A clean install will not have a windows.old folder. Look at step 6 here

Clean Install Windows 7
Actually, the most helpful steps were 7 & 8. Although neither were specific to my request, I was able to use the information. Now I know what I should have been doing. I am no stranger to reinstalling windows. It's something I try to avoid because it's such a pain. What's most confusing, I was using the Virtual System component of Returnil System Safe (Poor man's Deep Freeze) when this happened.

Back to the temperature issue, is there any way to check the BIOS temps from within windows? I'm guessing not or someone would have already mentioned it.
When I finished doing the reinstall, including the drivers, I restarted the computer to check BIOS temps. The readings were: System: 32 (89.6) & CPU: 33 (91.4). That cannot possibly be the highest temp the CPU reached.
I'm going to give it a workout tomorrow and try out a few more monitoring programs (EasyTune6, AMD OverDrive and SpeedFan) to compare against Speccy & BIOS readings.
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10 Apr 2015   #40
link238

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Be careful that they dont interact bad. Its like antivirus, the more you have doesn't mean the better you are off.
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