Is my PC overheating?

June 13, 2010 at 06:24:16
Specs: Windows 7
Okay, first off, i bought a new pc at the beginning of February for the purpose of it being a gaming computer. I've had no issues with it until yesterday. I was playing a game and at one point the pc started to emit a loud noise as if the fans were revving up. I shut off the game and opened the case, but couldn't determine where the loud noise was from. I touched some parts and they were quite hot, and the back was blowing warm air. I restarted and it was quiet again. Then, just to be sure, i did the same thing - i started up the game, the pc gets loud,i quit the game, restart and it's quiet again. It is very hot these days, so is the pc overheating and the fans revving up to compensate or do i have a similar problem? And, if it is the heat causing this, is it safe to continue using it under those conditions? I did a benchmark and while it's being loud,all the components are about 10 degrees hotter, and the cpu fan is spinning 1500 rpm faster.

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#1
June 13, 2010 at 06:56:51
Open side door of pc case then start playing games, now can u locate loud sound? Gaming pc but u didn't list the system specs. U can check system temp in bios and gpu temp using gpuz.

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#2
June 13, 2010 at 07:01:04
We need to know the temp readings.

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#3
June 13, 2010 at 08:31:21
The system specs are
Quad AMD Phenom X4 945 3000 MHz
Asus M4A79XTD Evo DDR3
4 GB RAM
GeForce GTX260
Win 7 64-bit

and the temp readings are
Motherboard 48C
CPU 44C
GPU 60C
HDD 42C
that's right after i quit the game which i'm running


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#4
June 13, 2010 at 08:48:47
the specs are normal but the gtx 260 are not its should be abt 50-55 but for now there is nothing to worry abt
did u try opening the case and starting up a game? to see where the noise is coming from i suspect the vid card

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#5
June 13, 2010 at 09:28:25
Where did you get the temp readings from? The CPU & GPU temps are excellent but I don't see how the board can be hotter than the CPU?

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#6
June 13, 2010 at 09:56:06
I used EVEREST by Lavalys.

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#7
June 13, 2010 at 10:07:23
Other than the oddity with the board reading, your temps are fine. You system is NOT overheating...not even close. Try confirming the temp readings by checking the BIOS.

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#8
June 13, 2010 at 10:36:12
yh after thinking abt it jam is right i looked at the gtx 260 temps at my friends pc and they were abt 58-62 and when he games they become aound 90-100 :O
so look at the bios to see the motherboard temps how can it be higher than the cpu's?

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#9
June 13, 2010 at 13:03:18
Thanks for the help. I'll keep ignoring the noise when i play, as long as the pc is doing fine. I'll look into the CPU and motherboard temp difference.

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