Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: i5 overheating?

08 Oct 2010   #1
MiserySyndrome

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) 6.1.7601
 
 
i5 overheating?

I got this Dell Vostro 3700.
And when i paly games like Burnout Paradise (max settings) Dead Rising 2 or any other full screen game, my CPU gets kinda hot..
So i thought i might check it out, and i ran a stability test from Everest Ultimate..
I let it run for about 20 minutes. and i got these results (attachment)
Is it getting to hot?
If yes, how can i keep it cooler?
thanks.




Attached Images
i5 overheating?-stabilitytest.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Oct 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

75 degrees under testing doesnt seem too high. You havent indicated your gaming temps or ambient temps.

You can use a cooling pad to chill it down a few notches, also try keep away dust and lint from under the back cover.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2010   #3
MiserySyndrome

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) 6.1.7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
75 degrees under testing doesnt seem too high. You havent indicated your gaming temps or ambient temps.

You can use a cooling pad to chill it down a few notches, also try keep away dust and lint from under the back cover.
I opened it and played burnout for a while..
now i got these results:


Attached Images
i5 overheating?-stabilitytest.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That's not terrible for a CPU in a cramped space with a small heatsink. Like Bill2 said, pick up a cooling pad. You should notice the difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Basically, keep the ventilation working- methods like aiming a fan blast at the machine work quite well. As far as I know Vostro is a 17'' laptop so space isnt really cramped. Buying a laptop cooler should help.

This seems to be a new machine so there wont be accumulated dust, if you are handy with opening up things, you can try replacing the thermal compound though that might void warranty. Though its a shame to have a problem right at the beginning.

Do your fans run frequently at high speed? If possible (either natively or via 3rd party utility) crank up fan speed to max. Check for bios updates for your machine, also update chipset and video drivers, if available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2010   #6
MiserySyndrome

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) 6.1.7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Basically, keep the ventilation working- methods like aiming a fan blast at the machine work quite well. As far as I know Vostro is a 17'' laptop so space isnt really cramped. Buying a laptop cooler should help.

This seems to be a new machine so there wont be accumulated dust, if you are handy with opening up things, you can try replacing the thermal compound though that might void warranty. Though its a shame to have a problem right at the beginning.

Do your fans run frequently at high speed? If possible (either natively or via 3rd party utility) crank up fan speed to max. Check for bios updates for your machine, also update chipset and video drivers, if available.
I saw with a program that they're running at 100% (i can slightly hear them when it's getting a little warm) and yes, it's new. i only got it a few weeks. I want to keep it clean and everything running smooth
so i check on everything if it keeps running smooth
wouldn't want it to be a piece of crap after a few weeks..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 i5 overheating?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
GPU overheating
Hi, Whenever I play a League of Legends game my PC crashes around 8 minutes or so, and when I check the Event Viewer it says Kernel-Power Event ID 41. I measured my temps and I noticed that my GPU was ~100 C while playing. I opened my PC and saw that the GPU Fan isn't spinning. I cleaned it...
Graphic Cards
Is my CPU overheating?
It is at 70% and I'm not using the CPU even for video editing, etc. http://i.imgur.com/Q0Ra5iF.png Is this a sign that my CPU is overheating or is going to overheat? I have not been getting any recent BSOD's and would like to know what actions I should take if this is negative :/
Hardware & Devices
Overheating
Recently I had a freezing problem with my computer, soon after finding out it was an overheating issue. The component overheating was my processor, the freezing understandable knowing the processor shuts down to protect itself in such a scenario. I currently use a fan blowing directly into my case...
Hardware & Devices
Overheating?
Hey everyone! My question is, is my temps of my computer safe? My computer has been shutting down after 10-15mins of gameplay, I posted a thread about why my computer is crashing over a simple game, but no one seems to respond really. No blue screens or black happen, just shuts off and I...
Hardware & Devices
Overheating
Hi there, I am posting here as I think this might be a problem mainly caused by the case. My system is as follows OS; Windows 7 Ultimate CPU; iNTEL cORE i7-920 2.67 GHz Motherboard; Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Memory; Corsair XMS3 6GB Graphics Card; Sapphire ATI HD5870 Hard Drive; 2 times...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
cpu overheating
So i opened speedfan and i saw that: http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm176/arclord2/Capture-11.png i cant understand what makes my cpu having such high temps. fan: thermaltake tr2-500w cpu:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App