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Thread: PC overheating.. WTF??

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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    about 2 months ago.. every now and again the PC simply shuts itself off.. no warning, usually when doing multiple tasks on the PC..

    then when I switch it on straight away, on the BIOS screen, it gives a message "CPU overheating! Press F1 to continue".


    anyway to make this never happen..??

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    Yes, improve the cooling.

    Seriously, something as simple as blowing the dust n fluff out of the CPU heatsink/fan can sometimes make a big difference.
    Get a can of compressed air from your nearest computer seller type person and blow all the dust out that you can find inside the case.
    See how that improves things.

    edit: i just attack them with the business end of a vacuum cleaner since it saves on cleaning/dusting my living room afterwards. Many people advise not doing this as the rush of air around the nozzle produces static that can kill chips. apparently
    Last edited by Chewie; 10-12-2006 at 12:28 AM.
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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    ok will give it a go.. thanks

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    If you can afford it, liquid cooling is surprisingly effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer0509 View Post
    If you can afford it, liquid cooling is surprisingly effective
    What is surprising about it?
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    Check what temps your system is running at and post back . Also tell me what type of cpu you have.

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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    what would i use to check the CPU temp.?

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    what motherboard are you running ??? there may be a program on the driver disc that checks it . Asus have this , or download motherboard monitor.

    http://mbm.livewiredev.com

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    Motherboard Monitor isn't being developed any more and may not work properly with recent motherboards.
    Check out Speedfan.
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