Solved

Overheating PC?

Posted on 2006-10-30
3
203 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a pc with a 2.0ghz Celeron processor and Asrock MB. It seems to hang every so often or restart. I checked the temp of the CPU in the bio at it was running hot at 76 degrees Centrigrade. I cleaned the old paste off the CPU and replaced it with some decent stuff. It then reported lower temps for a while but then reverted to the same behaviour.

I've checked the temps in the bios and they are back up to the former levels. I have also noticed that the heatsink is very hot. I know that is its job but it seems way too hot to me; almost too hot to touch. This machine is not overclocked in anyway and is only running a fairly low spec processor.

I'm currently using the Universal Boot Disk to test the CPU and other settings..

What could be causing this high temperature and is this is as I suspect, the cause of the erratic behaviour?


dc
0
Comment
Question by:dercoss
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 500 total points
ID: 17834574
Reseat the heatsink to make sure it is flush and making good contact, and that the fan is spinning properly.

Otherwise, I think you have a defective cpu or defective motherboard.  A 2.0GHz Celeron should run cool to the touch; you can try this cpu in another compatible motherboard as a test, or swap in another cpu (they are not expensive to replace).
0
 

Author Comment

by:dercoss
ID: 17834743
I've replaced the CPU with a spare and will report back in a short while...

dc
0
 

Author Comment

by:dercoss
ID: 17834963
Problem solved... Replacing the CPU seems to have done it. The temperature dropped by over 30 degrees C and has stayed around that mark. The heatsink isn't running hot enough to fry an egg on either.

Thanks for the help..

dc
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Explore all the enhancements in one game-changing release, ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback. New features include a redesigned UI, app configurations and chat acknowledgement to improve customer engagement!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Basic computer tune-up with little or no hardware upgrades. Giving an old computer a tune-up usually results in a minimal performance gain, but a gain nonetheless. Several times a week, I’m faced with users at work who ask to make their computers…
No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

803 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