Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Overheating CPU

Posted on 2002-03-26
6
Medium Priority
?
205 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I read how a questioner on this forum had his "TB" fried. The CPU was "over-cooked" due to the malfunction of the CPU fan. This brings a question to my mind. Isn't there any circuit breaker to prevent this from happening ?

0
Comment
Question by:hhheng
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:frache
ID: 6896204

You can find software able to reduce bus frequency, when processor is too hot ...

Example : probexxx for Asus motherboard

0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:willinois
ID: 6896428
There is also software able to monitor the CPU heat.  Does anyone know any links to freebies?
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
frache earned 200 total points
ID: 6896940

probeXXX is able to monitor CPU heat, motherboard heat, fan(s) speed, voltages .... ( xxx = version )

You can find that program here :
www.asus.com ( support / download section )

There is also a shareware called Motherboard Monitor ... (MBM)
http://mbm.livewiredev.com/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=311
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:1175089
ID: 6897156
Becouse we mention ASUS /I like them/ this is from their new MB A7V333:
"... Maximum CPU Protection
ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection) accurately monitors your CPU temperature in real-time directly from the on-die thermal diode. If any malfunction occurs such as Heatsink/fan failure, ASUS C.O.P. immediately safely shuts down your system, preventing permanent damage to your valuable CPU..."
You can read more here:
http://event.asus.com.tw/cebit2002/product/mb.htm

0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Wakeup
ID: 6897169
Newer Motherboards out there today have the feature that 1175089 mentions.  But if it is not enabled in bios to shut down when too hot or when the CPU fan is malfunctioning then it will just keep on going.
Not alllll motherboards have this.  And the person who got there "TB" fried?  whatever that is, may not have had that implemented on their Motherboard.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hhheng
ID: 6898017
Website listed by franche is the solution to overheating CPU.

"TB" = Thunder Bird

Thanks and cheers to all.

 
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question