Solved Way too high CPU temp

July 13, 2011 at 00:07:08
Specs: Windows XP
Im having a big problem with my CPU temperature. Im not much of a computer geek, so it took me long enough to find out the problem, but now I have a program called SpeedFan, which shows me CPU temp of 63°C, which seems INSANE to me. Also, my graphics card gets way overheated, even at games that dont require a very good graphics card, my card completely freaks out.


What I require, is a free software of some kind or any other way that could lower my CPU temp for quite alot degrees, if that is possible however.


Thank you, Luka.


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#1
July 13, 2011 at 00:21:19
"CPU temp of 63°C, which seems INSANE to me"
what are ur system specs? whats the cpu brand, model, name?
are those temps at idle, or when u game?
if those temps are present when u game then its normal for a cpu to get hot , there is only one cpu i know of that gets that hot its the p4(hot potato).
if thats not the one u have then open the side panel and clean the dust from all the fans, also make sure airflow is in the right direction.
"my graphics card gets way overheated, even at games that dont require a very good graphics card"
way overheated? whats the temp of the card when u game?
and for the record there is no software that can reduce the heat.
the only way to reduce the heat is by cleaning the dust and making sure the cpu heatsink is in place.
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#2
July 13, 2011 at 00:29:22
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No software can solve overheat problem, what u need to do is open the side panel and start cleaning. Remove the CPU heatsink and start removing dust, use can of compressed air if u can. Then remove the old thermal paste(both CPU & heatsink) and apply new thermal paste, use the dot method like this http://www.indium.com/_images/0811/...
Remove the v-card and use can of compressed air to blow the dust, if the overheat continue remove v-card cooler clean the old paste and apply new one. Also do the same with system fan (blow dust by using compressed air can).

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#3
July 13, 2011 at 00:42:37
63°C is when the computer is idle, not in any processes except for running on desktop.

I cleaned dust out yesterday, and it worked fine for some time. But today, I am getting this stuff back in my face.

Im not very sure about my system things, what's the best way to check it out?

I will check the in-game temperature now, and will report what it goes to in a second.

Thanks for now, will reply soon with new information ! :)


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#4
July 13, 2011 at 00:53:04
When I am in-game, the temperature doesnt rise alot, only to 68 degrees.

Also, I figured that I forgot to mention, that every time I go in-game, first all colours start going weird etc.... and I also can't move my mouse, just like if whole computer would freeze, and theres a noisy laggy sound, just like if there was something very wrong. After 10 seconds or so of complete computer freeze, I get the blue screen error thing, leaving me nothing to do but restart/shut down the computer.


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#5
July 13, 2011 at 01:20:53
Looks like u didn't clean well or u didn't appy thermal paste correct or cpu heatsink isn't installed well or both.
I suspect v-card is overheating or bad v-card driver, start by checking GPU temp using GPUz(it's a free soft) http://filehippo.com/download_gpuz/
Open GPUz -> Sensors tab and look for GPU temperature


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#6
July 13, 2011 at 05:57:04
63.0 °C

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#7
July 13, 2011 at 06:22:27
http://imageshack.us/f/714/pr0b.png/

Link to a picture of what the GPUz tells me.


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#8
July 13, 2011 at 06:40:28
Another idea I got is if I could somehow speed up the fans?

I just read a few posts on the internet, they also suggested MSI Afterburner. I downloaded it, but can't figure out how to use it properly. I would probably need to higher the fan speed.

Here is another picture of what a program "SpeedFan" tells me:

http://imageshack.us/f/593/probpl.png/


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#9
July 13, 2011 at 07:26:50
Post the system specs. Increase v-card cooler fan won't help.

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