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Windows 7: Computer Temperature

28 Apr 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Computer Temperature

My computer has been beeping while in use. It is just a intermitent one beep. A few months ago I took it in to the shop and they couldn't find anything wrong. Tonight it was beeping and the system turned off. I am thinking it is a temperature problem. I checked the bios and it said CPU Temp is 62 C and System Temp is 45 C. It this the range it should be in? Thanks,


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28 Apr 2010   #2
Casca

 

That is fairly high to see in BIOS. Your mobo has a very specific definition for the beep codes. Looking for them now.
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28 Apr 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

Check your CPU's recommended temp range here: CPU Temperature Chart

Monitor it more closely and possibly control fan speed for better cooling using Speedfan or Motherboard Monitor.

Check also in BIOS to see what temp is set to shut it down for safety to avoid overheating. I believe this is adjustable, but better to deal with the causes of overheating: blow out all of the dust with compressed air, make sure heatsink still has good paste, elevate laptop to get more air (or cooling pad) under it, add a case fan for tower, etc.
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28 Apr 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

My Bios says warning temp at 75 C and shut down at 80 C. It is adjustable. It was five degrees lower, but I raised it a while back to see it that would do any good. I blew out the dust this past weekend. It was not dirty as I do that each month. == My case is 14.5 inches high. I guess that is a mid-tower? If it is possible, I would like to add a fan. Can I do that with this case?
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28 Apr 2010   #5
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hmm! get a cooler for ur processor.


or change the casing
or add a side cooler



this cooler can be added into ur casing from inside.
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29 Apr 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Is there an opening or knockout in the back of the case for a case fan? If so, measure it to see what size fan fits there. See if this improves temps enough.

Does your BIOS track CPU temp or just case? If not you can check CPU with Speedfan.

If CPU is overheating, then definitely check the heatsink to make sure it is clean of all dust, carefully unsnap fan from heatsink to get both whistle clean.

If high temps continue then next carefully remove heatsink from processor to repaste according to instructions on thermal paste you buy at Radio Shack, etc.

Always guard against static shock by touching metal case at all times, being both as careful and thorough as possible.
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30 Apr 2010   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is there an opening or knockout in the back of the case for a case fan? If so, measure it to see what size fan fits there. See if this improves temps enough.

Does your BIOS track CPU temp or just case? If not you can check CPU with Speedfan.

If CPU is overheating, then definitely check the heatsink to make sure it is clean of all dust, carefully unsnap from processor to repaste according to instructions on thermal paste you buy at Radio Shack, etc.

Always guard against static shock by touching metal case at all times, being both as careful and thorough as possible.
My BIOS says CPU Temp 62 C and system Temp 45 C
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30 Apr 2010   #8
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Run your pc with the side case door off as a stop gap till you sort your problem!

Does your case come with dust filters? When was last time you cleaned/vacuumed them? Just read - last month!

My Socket A Barton 3000's have run at 50-54 for years! tried various coolers/various cases!

System/mboard temp 24C
Graphics? 33C
Barton CPU 51C
Hard drive 34C
All case fans on low speed!

You should aim at a closed case temp roughly 7 degrees above room temp after 1 hr!
Mine is running approx 3C over room temp. Spring temps!
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30 Apr 2010   #9
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

62c is awful high for idle IMO. I recommend making sure the heatsink doesn't have dust buildup. You can usually unscrew the fan and take an ESD vacuum or canned air and blow out the heatsink. Most processors at idle with adequate cooling run in the 30's.
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01 May 2010   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I found out what was causing my "beeping". My video card has a fan, but the metal part where it screws onto the case was hot to touch. I put a second fan in the area and no more beeping. I want to thank you for all of your help.
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