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overheating issue

by j3v / February 14, 2008 10:37 AM PST

the problem is my cpu is overheating and causing my system to automatically shutdown within 2 minutes or so

what ive done:

I've tried 3 different motherboards and the same problem occurs, first thing i did was go into bios and monitor my cpu temps. what happens is it starts around 50c or so and sky rockets to about 100C within a minute or so before it shuts off. i've tried putting on a fresh coat of thermal paste as well to no avail, it didnt even slow it down at all. should i just buy a new cpu?

i havent been able to flash bios because it shuts down before i get a chance too.

current system:
xp pro
Intel Core 2 due e6850
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
2 gigs patriot extreme performance ddr2 800 (pc 6400)
nvidia 8800 gts

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Try this software
by Dango517 / February 14, 2008 12:34 PM PST
In reply to: overheating issue

You might be getting a false positive. Does it crash when it reaches 100C (Wow, that's hot!) or just reach 100C? Could be a sensor malfunction. Is the CPU fan running? The only time we've seen temperatures this hot was with a computer with no thermal compound. PC are equipped with automatic temperature cut offs if your running this hot this feature isn't working.

How about a OS, computer brand and model when you respond. What CPU would help as well.
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some more info
by j3v / February 14, 2008 9:58 PM PST
In reply to: Try this software

it actually crashes once it reaches 106c, but the heatsink does not even feel how when it does. the cpu fan is running but it does not increase speed when the temp rises

i have all my computer specs in my first post, but here are the specs again for you

xp pro sp2
Intel Core 2 duo e6850
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
2 gigs patriot extreme performance ddr2 800 (pc 6400)
nvidia 8800 gts

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If your motherboard has advanced bios functions
by Dango517 / February 15, 2008 12:28 AM PST
In reply to: some more info

then hit the default button(s) if you have one. How did the Speedfan numbers turn out?

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Quick checks
by Willy / February 14, 2008 1:34 PM PST
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Take nothing for granted, besure the cpu heat compound is properly applied. That the right cpu and heatsink if not stock is rated for its operation. Even a better rated HSF setup can be sought. It can also be the result of an improper seated HSF and damage to cpu has already caused a problem when 1st installed. If this is a new cpu, then seek replacement, because you already tried different mtrbds.. The HSF fan is the proper one is important and if you've overclocked this cpu, then use the default or orginal setting doing that, if so done.

tada -----Willy Happy

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like willy said, check your heatsink fan
by ramarc / February 15, 2008 2:50 AM PST
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is the fan coming on? is the heatsink properly attached? if you answer no to either of those, the cpu will overheat in a couple of minutes (as you've found out).

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