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Windows 7: system overheating, how to check whether my pc is oerclocked?

17 May 2012   #1

windows xp professional
system overheating, how to check whether my pc is oerclocked?

my computer is being restarted several times and most of the times a bsod appears and it reboots

i observed that my pc gets heated up so quickly and i guess it may be the reason for the restart.
hope u woulf reply me soon on this

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18 May 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

IF you are having BSOD's we do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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18 May 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Welcome to SF. You can also check in your bios settings and find and set to factory default or default settings and boot. Why do you suspect that the system is overclocked? Did you have someone play with the setting? or was that a sales feature when purchased?
As well you need to get into the case and check for dust build up. Clean all fans and fins with air blasts and then with brushes or q-tips. Please no water/Windex or any cleaners. Pay special attention to the CPU cooler and GPU if so equip.
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18 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Also if the heat is a recent problem a good blow-out with canned air may be in order. Are you referring to an XP machine?
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22 May 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

If it's an older machine then is probably the CPU overheating.
Check your CPU core temps.
Use Core Temp, to check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get.

If the CPU is getting hot you may need to replace the thermal paste between the CPU and cooler.
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