my computer overheats when i run a game

June 9, 2011 at 05:16:12
Specs: Windows 7
right now my computer is idling at 56C. it can go up to 63C and when i run a game it hits 103C. usually this ends with my game crashing. recently ive cleaned all the dust and crap out of my CPU with some overpriced dustoff, but the results arent spectacular. ive removed the computer cover and now i have a small fan (about one foot in diameter) blowing into it. the AC is on and the room temperature is about 60F. can anyone help?

See More: my computer overheats when i run a game

Report •

June 9, 2011 at 09:40:54
Get an aftermarket CPU fan and heatsink, so your CPU won't heat. Other thing to do is to buy others fans and put them in the case to have a correct air flow in your case.
What're the specs of your pc?

Report •

June 9, 2011 at 14:06:46

Machine name: WIN7-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/20/09 20:48:23 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 1171MB used, 4969MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

Report •

June 9, 2011 at 14:08:00
BTW, these problems started after i wiped my hard drive. i caught a virus :(

Report •

Related Solutions

June 10, 2011 at 08:49:13
Your idle temps are too high.

When you were inside the case doing the cleaning did you move the heat sink? You should probably remove it, clean off all thermal pad/ compound and apply a small amount according to the instructions for your processor type. See the link below for more on that. When blowing out the dirt/dust you should also do the power supply from both ends. The fan/s in the PSU do a major portion of the cooling. Do you have a rear case fan? If so, what is the diameter of it?

Go to control panel> power options. Decide after review which selection there is best for you. Then after ticking the bullet go to “change plan settings” . After adjusting those selections to suit, go to advanced power settings> processor power management. System cooling policy. Set to active.

Report •

Ask Question