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Windows 7: Extreme i5 Overheating And Constant Crashes.

09 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Extreme i5 Overheating And Constant Crashes.

Hello, So my computer has been constantly overheating, even when under NO cpu load at all. Also i seem to be experiencing frequent blue screens and my USB ports seem to randomly disconnect and connect again.

I'm certain the blue screen and usb port disconnect issues are because my power supply is very weak (220W). I'll be getting a new one soon and it should fix the issue hopefully. But w/e.

I'm just mainly worried about the CPU issue. Sometimes i can have my computer running at around 40 Degrees celsius, Then i play a CPU intensive game like Counter Strike. Everything goes well for a while then after about a minute i experience some kind of lag with FPS spikes. I then check the temperature and it goes all the way to 90+ Degrees celsius according to CPUID monitor and Speedfan.

Should that even be possible? I always thought there's some kind of safety measure that will shut the computer down if it reaches stupid temperatures like this.

I've gone ahead and changed thermal paste and checked the heatsink (Intel stock) is placed correctly. It's fine. And the fan is working fine.

The computer also takes a really long time to start up. And the CPU seems to get extremely hot while starting up.


Computer overheating, heatsink is attached fine.

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As you can see there's no CPU load at all and it's running extremely hot.

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09 Jun 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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Throw the Intel cooler away and get a good aftermarket one. The one you have may be clogged. A bad PSU could cause overheating and if very bad burn out some components.
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09 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

There i've gone ahead and re-uploaded the picture. I'll end up getting an aftermarket cooler but i'm broke as. But i can assure you it's absolutely spotless and not clogged up.
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09 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

You are sure the Intel heatsink/fan assembly is seated fully? All 4 pins are pushed in and locked into place? Do you have a buddy that has a better PSU that would let you try it out for a day or so to see if that is the problem? Even if the PSU isn't making things overheat, you are running the risk of it going bad and taking out other components with you. A better PSU should be your first concern.

For the cooler, I'd take a look at this: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Probably the best bang for the buck cooler out there. Just need to make sure your case has the depth for clearance.
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10 Jun 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

Heatsink needs to be removed, reapply new thermal paste and reinstall the heatsink firmly.
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11 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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11 Jun 2013   #7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
You are sure the Intel heatsink/fan assembly is seated fully? All 4 pins are pushed in and locked into place?

Those temps are shocking. Since you have already re-pasted I'd suggest it was not done correctly. Either too much or too little.
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