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Quad core overheating (PC Shut Down)

by 45king / August 18, 2008 10:04 PM PDT


My pc keeps shutting down when I play computer games or I am doing something demanding.

I've noticed my my quad core is running at a high temp, my core 1 averages 80c when just running & when I play a game or something it can raise to 125c

System info:
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 652MB used, 4557MB available

I have a Tagen 1100watt power supply & I have 2 fans, 1 at the back and a thermaltake fan "cooling" the CPU.

I noticed the fan is only running at 60%

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Call it in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 10:14 PM PDT

The maker needs to correct the issue.

You didn't tell the make and model but it might be a home built unit. The last time I encounter this they had overclocked the unit as well as forgot the heat sink compound. They felt it was optional.

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by 45king / August 18, 2008 10:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Call it in.

It was a custom built pc, I've had it for about 14 months but this has only started happening for the last 2 months or so.

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Time to recheck your work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 10:32 PM PDT
In reply to: :re

The reasons are not in your post or reply. You should rebuild the machine taking extra care when it comes to the heatsink compound, fans and ventilation.

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by 45king / August 18, 2008 10:37 PM PDT

I did'nt build the machine myself it was done buy the people at the custom pc site I bought it from.

Is there a way to increase the cpu fan manually myself, its only running at 60%

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I'll write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 11:06 PM PDT
In reply to: re:

If the heatsink compound needs touchup, then no fan setting will help here. Since it's a trivial item to take care of why would we do anything else but tackle the issue head on?

For now, leave the side cover off the machine.

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Fixed :D
by 45king / August 19, 2008 12:01 AM PDT
In reply to: I'll write no.

I disconnected the fan to check if the thermo gel was still wet & there was no prob's there but the back grill of the fan was covered in a think layer of dust, after a good clean the levels have dropped by 20c.

Thanks for the replys )

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