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HP G70 overheating!

Q: HP G70 overheating!


I've had my G70 for a couple of years now, and it's a great laptop, but, recently it's starting to get really really hot after being on for about 1.5 hours, it gets so hot that it shuts itself down! Sometimes you can turn it back on within an hour, sometimes, I have to take out the battery and the charging cable and leave it overnight, and then it can be turned on again!

Obviously, this is really annoying, but I also want to know why it is happening because I don't want it to die completely!

Any advice would be appreciated!


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Okay i am a total noob here. So please keep your replies simple.

I have GeForece 9300M GS on my Acer asppire 4930G Laptop. The GPU is overheating with my idle tempratures at 65 C. When i start a game/HD movie the tempratures rise within minutes and my computer crashes (turns off) .

I got the laptop fans cleaned and got it serviced but the issue is still there. Also the cleaning got my warranty void. I have heard about underclocking and undervolting but dont know crap about them. Also are there any moded drivers that kick start the fan from the beginning as that might help.

Any other help/tips would be greatly appreciated (but please provide links to tutorials and details.)

A:Overheating GeForce 9300M GS, Overheating issues with 9300M GS on Acer Aspire 4930G

BUMP!!!!! anyone help!!!

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I am pretty sure my computer is overheating. I don't know how to figure out what the temps or any of the details about my video card and I was wondering if someone could tell me how? I have windows xp, I am not sure about the video card and I'm not really sure how to find out what type/brand my video card is either. I am really a novice at this so if someone could help me that'd be great.


I downloaded Belarc to find all of the specifics of my computer... Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061 PU005AV-ABA A850Y 0qq1211RE101GROUP00
System Serial Number: MXP50701G3 NA550
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Grouper 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.12 12/03/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
160.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
113.24 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HP DVD Writer 640b [CD-ROM drive]
TEAC FD-05PUB USB Device [Floppy drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
HP PSC 2355 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
SAMSUNG SP1614C [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 152.16 GB 111.43 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 7.86 GB 1.82 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 10/9/2006 1:52:22 AM ... Read more

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Whenever I play a League of Legends game my PC crashes around 8 minutes or so, and when I check the Event Viewer it says Kernel-Power Event ID 41. I measured my temps and I noticed that my GPU was ~100 ?C while playing. I opened my PC and saw that the GPU Fan isn't spinning. I cleaned it from dust but that didn't change anything.

How do I fix it? :

A:GPU overheating

Hi TheChronic and welcome to Seven Forums. To answer your question we need more information such as the type of case and the model of graphics card. Download Speccy and provide your system specs and we'll see what we can do to help.

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Hello, I have an overheating problem with my laptop. I use for a half hour and it overheats and shuts down. I have to have it hanging halfway off of a desk in order to use it for long periods of time. My fan is also pretty loud I've noticed. I don't know if its just a messed up laptop (which I can't return because Circuit City decided to close ) or if I could possibly update anything to help it.

Any ideas or advice on how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!


Lol, like I told you about 10 minutes ago, just give HP a call.

That or you could just buy a cooling mat for underneath your laptop.

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So i opened speedfan and i saw that:

i cant understand what makes my cpu having such high temps.

fan: thermaltake tr2-500w
cpu:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz

Edit:core 0 just jumped to 81C and core 1 to 83C and after like 2-3mins it went back to 70+.Anyone can figure out what the hell is going on? :S

A:cpu overheating

well, what is your cpu cooler? you listed a power supply
and I would turn off your computer as those are dangerous temps!

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My laptop seems to overheat very easily, even though I have it on a cooling base, and have Speed Fan monitoring the temperature. Last night it overheated when Speed Fan was reading 35, and it took all night to cool down. It's stayed on at 35 before, so I'm rather confused.

Is there anything I can do to keep this from happening?

A:Is It Overheating?

Have you tried blowing canned air through the cooling ports? There should be air intake and exhaust ports and they may be getting clogged with dust and debris. Don't use an air compressor, just the canned stuff.

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Hi, Hopfully some1 here can help i have done everything i can think of to stop my CPU from been so hot, it avgs around 53c now, but it used to be 60 - 70 which it still gets to if i play games ect, only thing im running now is this browser window if i do much eles it gets to about 59C
Im running a

AMD althon XP 2400+
with windows XP home.
So far i have brough a better heatsink and fan that should help but doesnt, installed 2 side fans one sucking cool air inside the case right onto the cpu fan area, and another 1 at the back sucking air out, also a tech guy told me that if my CPU is not getting enough power it can cause heating probs because i have alot of high tech cards in there so i brough a 500W psu that has not helped.
Anything ideas? i would love some help thanks heaps.
( Useing BIOS and MBM5 to check temps)

A:CPU overheating 60-70C

not every mainboard temperature testing system is accurate. make sure you are using different temperature testing software, see if the temperature is same are not. and did you over clock your cpu, if yes, turn it down.

i am sure it has nothing to do with your psu. 300W is very enough.

don't worry about it, it seems all-right.

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I got this Dell Vostro 3700.
And when i paly games like Burnout Paradise (max settings) Dead Rising 2 or any other full screen game, my CPU gets kinda hot..
So i thought i might check it out, and i ran a stability test from Everest Ultimate..
I let it run for about 20 minutes. and i got these results (attachment)
Is it getting to hot?
If yes, how can i keep it cooler?

A:i5 overheating?

75 degrees under testing doesnt seem too high. You havent indicated your gaming temps or ambient temps.

You can use a cooling pad to chill it down a few notches, also try keep away dust and lint from under the back cover.

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Hey everyone!
My question is, is my temps of my computer safe?

My computer has been shutting down after 10-15mins of gameplay, I posted a thread about why my computer is crashing over a simple game, but no one seems to respond really.
No blue screens or black happen, just shuts off and I turn it on and runs smoooth.
Only happens when playing a game.


All temps are normal but your GPU is a bit hot, it should be at 30-50C when idle

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So i just got upgrade,new mobo,new cpu,a used memory and my old graphic card to build a system ill play games on.

Heres a list of my new components :

m5a97 r2.0
Phenom II 965
Kingston HyperX 2x2gb 1600mhz

Your prob wondering whats the prob,well i have this 5670 that was in my old rig before this one(ddr2 2gb,random asus budget mobo,athlon 2 240),and it was working wonderfull,but as soon ive installed new components it started overheating and shutting down my PC.

Ive opened the card,cleaned it,replaced old paste,still nothing.

I really have no idea whats going on...atm i have no cash for new gpu so thats out of question...

Now the thing is i can start the pc,use browser and stuff like that,but as soon i enter games my gpu gets at 70 degrees and pc shuts down.

The only way i can play something is to drop down all game settings to low and up the cooler speed on my GPU via Catalyst at like 80%,but it gives me headache from all the noise...

Does anyone have any solution / trick / tip?

Ps my warranty is gone like half year ago...

A:GPU Overheating.

You said you opened up your GPU to clean it and you replaced the paste right..?
How many times have you completely dissembled your GPU?

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Hello again dearest, Bleeping computer. Recently programs have been crashing and stalling, it only happens after extended periods of being on. If my computer gets really bad I turn it off and if I turn it back on right after it just stays frozen at the first screen but this all stops if I leave it off for some time. I am thinking it is most likely over heating or my thermal paste is drying up.
Note: I did install a new better video card and I am not 100% if my pc can handle it.

Edit: this also just popped up if it matters http://speedcap.net/img/8232b620da12c1afbd6a6f833ebf4169/5ac54772.png and then a bunch of windows crashed.

A:Possible overheating?

Hello -Can you remember the last time the computer case was fully cleaned out Would you be able to list your computer Make and Model, and the Video card that was installed.Did you have any problems prior to installing the new Video card ??Thank You - EDIT -A link to Speedfan to monitor your temps -

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Okay. My computer has just found another way to annoy me by overheating. It came up suddenly maybe would happen once or twice a week but now it mappends every hour and i have no clue what to do. Another fan may work but i dont want to have to get one yet if there is another solution? My friend says reconfiguring may help because there are viruses that can take control of that kind of stuff... Or so I've read. Can somebody please help me? i've checked my computers thermal tempurature after last overheat and it was 47 Celciuse. I do not know how many watts I'mrunning on sorry.



Download Sensors View and post a screenshot of its readings from when you first switch on, and another after you've run some programs for a while, so we can see any variations in the temperatures and voltage values.

Also, open up your case and copy down the details from the label on the Power Supply Unit. Post back with this info and your full system specs.

Check your system's power requirements here (add 30% to the total to allow for PSU inefficiency)

Do you have a fan at the front of the case pulling cool air in and one at the back blowing warm air out? Check all fans are spinning and unobstructed by cables. Get a can of compressed air and clean any dust out of the case, especially around the fans and heatsink.

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My computer has been overheating a lot lately (at least I think It's overheating)

It overheats on some simple games such as Fire Emblem (GBA EMU game)
Web Based flash games
Ultima Online
and Morrowind

I'm pretty sure it is over heating because I opened the case and had a house fan next to it on high and I have no problems but it leaves me cold.

I currently have 2 case fans and a CPU fan in my computer.

Case Fan 1 = 4800 RPM
Case Fan 2 = 3200 RPM

CPU Fan = ???? RPM


There is a program called Speedfan and it will monitor the temperature sensors that are present on the vast majority of motherboards. Download and install it, run a game for a little bit, then close the game and see what your temps are operating at.

There are usually some fairly cheap fixes to a computer overheating. You can buy a can of compressed air for like $5(US), or you could purchase a new heatsink fan/thermal compound for around $30-40(US).

Another valid (and by far the cheapest) solution, is to simply leave off the side of your case...you may not even need a desktop fan blowing into the side...simply the open side helps significantly (this is how my comp runs )

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My computer is a Dell, Inspiron XPS, P4 3.4 GHz with 1.00g ram. Radon 9700.
My mainboard is heating up and my fans seem to hardly be running although they are both moving. I cant figure out how to get them to work right. I installed Speedfan and Hardware sensor monitor and they show no fans. Is thewre anyway i can make them run with more rpm's? I dont know what to do i have tried everything. I read posts saying what there far rpm is and what way they are blowing but i have no clue how to tell. The fan blowing out hot air seems to be fluctuating in how hard its working but the intake is barley running.

A:MB overheating!!

Some motherboard dont support hardware monitoring - especially the ones in DELL, HP machines etc. But you should check the BIOS - maybe its just switched off (had that in an old HP).

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my cpu and overheating and causing my PC to do wierd things , is there anyway to fix it , or monitor my cpu temp without having to go into bios , ?

A:Cpu overheating

Use this tool to monitor temperatures
SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

Clean your PC, dust is a cause of overheating

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OK, so I posted before about how my laptop crashes, well it's overheating.. this dude checked the error log or whatever for me, and yea.
Well any suggestions on fixing this issue? I heard with a air compressor?
I tried taking it apart and getting to the fan, to take it out, but there's a couple of warped screws preventing that. I can still get to the fan though. Someone told me to use a air compressor to clean the fan? I do believe this is the issue, because when the fan is going, I can barely feel any air coming out..


someone PLEASE help.

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my computer has been overheating an the fan is constantly blowing. the computer also shuts off by itself at any given time. what can i do


What make/model is the PC?

Has it been cleaned lately? Dust/debris blown from the fan and heatsink?

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Hello all,

I have a GTX 470 and when ingame it seems to hit 98c! What temps do you get from your 470 or something similar?


98c is a bit too high. It's only rated at maximum to 105c. GeForce GTX 470

You're getting pretty close to possibly damaging it I would think.
I would raise your fan speed up while in gaming. And/or take it off Auto fan and find a nice manually set fan speed percentage. I myself use EVGA Precision for that. You could also use something like MSI Afterburner as well.

My GTX 480 with the stock fan running 2 monitors would only get about 80c maybe running the fan on auto while gaming. Where as I had the fan at manual 65% or so would probably reach up to about 70-75c in gaming - 2 monitors running though.

I have an aftermarket fan on mine now though, so I have lower temps overall.

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Hey guys
I have the same problem. When I'm idling and surfing the web the graphics card rapidly heats up to around 90.C before the computer shuts down.
I have replaced the thermal paste and i will find out if that fixes anything
any help would be great

A:GPU Overheating

Add a fan to a spare back slot next to the graphics card and vent hot air to the outside, move box forward, remove dust from location.

These fans cost about ?4 from CPC and Maplins or e-buyer.

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Recently I had a freezing problem with my computer, soon after finding out it was an overheating issue. The component overheating was my processor, the freezing understandable knowing the processor shuts down to protect itself in such a scenario. I currently use a fan blowing directly into my case to keep it from overheating and my question is to ask is there any way to keep my processor cool without having to use a fan everyday?


We could use more specific info to be of any use but the usual things apply


Is it under a desk in a corner, or on a desk with plenty of circulation?


Are you constantly under a high load (either ram or cpu)?


when was the last time is was cleaned out (thoroughly) and when was the last application of thermal paste?

A final (though I wouldnt) workaround is liquid cooling if the problem is severe.

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It is at 70% and I'm not using the CPU even for video editing, etc.

Is this a sign that my CPU is overheating or is going to overheat?

I have not been getting any recent BSOD's and would like to know what actions I should take if this is negative :/

A:Is my CPU overheating?

Yea your Processor is above avarage, you should try to lower the temperature before it gets seriously damaged, maybe your PC needs a clean or you should get a new processor cooler.

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My pc is custom built. The mb, Ram, gpu and prossesor are about 3 weeks old. At the same time I added a internal SATA hdd I had lying around as my C drive due to the fact that my mb no longer has ide ports.

Right from day one I would start the pc but get no response from the monitor, it show its getting power and its plugged into the gpu because it doesn't show the "no connection" message. This wasn't really a problem because after pushing the power button a few times everything starts up properly.

The real problem is that after 2-3 hrs of being on (either idle or gaming) the pc would suddenly freeze. Nothing would happen until I forced shutdown by holding the power button. When opening the case I observed that the one hdd (my C drive) was very hot to the touch but my other internal was only slightly warm. I ran the windows memory diagnostic tool and it came up clean.

The cpu stays constant at 50degrees.

To me this sounds like my hdd is malfunctioning but I'm not sure.

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

A:Overheating hdd?

It sounds to me like you have three issues here.

If you have to keep pressing the power button to get the PC started, I would say your power supply is either dying or overloaded.

If the CPU stays constant at 50?c, is this at idle or under sustained load?

To get the temp of your hard drive, you need to run a program like SpeedFan or HWMonitor to access the hard drives' S.M.A.R.T. information which includes temperature readings.

Windows Memory Diagnostic tool tests RAM, not your hard drive.

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I have a 2 year old laptop.
I play games on it and I know laptops are not really there to play games on as they overheat easily and they are less powerful but I do, I custom made a gaming laptop and thats what I wanted it for (in part).

When I first got it, it was great, never overheated. As time went on it started to overheat a bit, and once it overheated once it did it over and over. I bought a cooling pad for my laptop and that worked really well, it brought the temp down quite a lot. Then within the last month the cooling pad is no longer cooling it down enough and it overheats all the time now, even with my window open in a freezing cold room, it overheats.

The overheating temperature is 95c, when i first started using a cooling pad it was about 80-85 and now the computer will hit 95 quite easily with most games.

I cleaned the processor fan recently (had no dust in it).

Any suggestions or ideas?

Oh yea, one of my cores is always hotter than the other 3, by up to 8 degrees.


If you're comfortable dismantling the laptop I would open it up and check for any dust/blockage between the fan to the outlet, usually the Cpu heatsink is in between them and it can get clogged up. This can happen even if the fan itself looks quite clean.

You could also replace the thermal compound between the Cpu and the Heatsink, you should definitely do this if you have to separate them.

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I have run into an issue over the last couple of months where my computer will crash while playing games. It ran fine for a year up until this point, but now it only works for maybe 30 min while playing a game and then crashes. I think that it is the cpu overheating because early on when the issue first presented I attempted to start the computer after it crashed and got the error that the cpu was too hot to start. Since then I have run hardware monitoring software and did a stress test and saw the cpu was reaching 80 degrees.

I have already cleaned out the casing and fans of dust and I have already removed and reapplyed new thermal compound to the cpu, but the system still crashes and the cpu stress test still shows that the cpu peaks at 80.4 degrees. I am not sure what else I can do at this point. I have also checked and all of the fans are working.

A:CPU overheating

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Hello we just recently had the motherboard changed and when it was returned it now overheats. The fan is blowing cold air and its loud . I updated the bios and cleaned for dust . I downloaded speedfan it states the temp is 87 cpu . We took the back off and it seems to be getting hot by the memory card . I don't know what to do or how to fix this . So if anyone could help , it would be highly appreciated !!! Thank you so very much .

A:Overheating !!!

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My cpu is reaching 95° C after starting up after about 3 min. , is it dangourous or should i just ignore it ? And if its dangourous whats the normal cpu tempreture


A:Cpu overheating

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Hi I am an owner of a Thermaltake case. I recently found out the back of my case which has the TT-1245 fan is not spinning. For a month or two, my computer has not been working properly. I was wondering if it has to due with overheating or the back fan not working? My computer seems to be fine for the first hour or two and then it slows down to the extent where I cannot use the computer. I can't seem to find the reason for my computer to slow down. Help would be much appreciated. Thank you.


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Hello, I just got a P50 in order to bring to college in the fall. Since I don't have any serious work to do, I've installed a few games to take advantage of the computer until then. However, I have noticed a problem. Playing Skyrim, one of my more intensive games, the computer gets very hot if placed flat on a hard surface such as a desk or table. The game has also crashed a few times when the computer has been on a flat surface and is very hot, which I believe may be due to throttling because of the heat. However, when propped up slightly to provide more clearance for the vents on the bottom, it stays much cooler and has not yet crashed my game. Is overheating normal for a laptop under heavy load like this? More specifically, is this behavior normal for the P50, or might I have a defective part? Thanks!

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Has anyone experienced an overheat condition on a Dell all-in-one?


Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please update the BIOS to the latest version available from our Dell Support Site.
Even after the update if the system continues to overheat, run the Dell on-board diagnostics by booting into <F12> and capture any error code or message you receive.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id, along with the results from the above steps.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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having a problem with overheating of the computer box, that is the box that contains all the works, the part that gets hot is the top of the box, could this be the fan or some other disaster waiting to pounce.
if it is the fan or whatever keeps the works cool is it possible to replace or will it mean an new computer?
awc (just wondering where it all went wrong) by the way the computer is a 'Dell' a little over two years old, if this is relevant1

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Why even after I have cleaned the vents of my pc, (Hp Pavilion g6) my pc overheats and restarts constantly?

A:The overheating

After several years the thermal paste between the processor and heatsink breaks down and needs to be reapplied. There can also be hard packed dust that vent cleaning cannot remove. Unfortunately, your laptop probably needs to be opened up and cleaned out as described above.  

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Use my computer for editing video. Lately when exporting videos it heats up to the point it turns itself off. Have tryed to troubleshoot fans but can not get to anything that controls them. Can anybody help? Thanks.

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My old fat PS3 has been having alot of trouble running GTAV. Ive been getting random freezes, lockups during loading screens and broken missions. I first tried the database rebuild and file system restore in safe mode, which didnt help. I then did a full restore to no effect. Next I formatted and error checked the console's hard drive in my pc - came up fine.

So then I put it down to overheating as the thing is way hotter than usual when running the game. The disk would come out almost like a piece of toast! So I took it apart, cleaned the blu ray lens, and put on new thermal paste on the cpu and gpu. After all that, the game is still crashing or simply not able to install.

To rule out the disk, Ive tried the game on a friend's PS3 and it works perfectly. So the problem is my console and now Im thinking it might be the blu ray player as that is the side that is melting when then game is running. My friend's PS3 is cool to the touch after 2+ hours while mine is smoking.

Anyone have any experience of such a problem and any success swapping out the bluray drive?

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Hey guys im at my wits end so I realllllly could use some help. So i got a new graphics card and PSU in november about I would like to say, and the new GPU was a Radeon HD 6750 and a 650W PSU. Put in with my old system, all games ran fine forever. I upped the video settings on League of Legends and SCII and the whole system ran perfectly. For Hannukah, I got a new case and made the transfer in late December. The system ran fine in the new case until about February where i got random shutdowns. I checked them in Event Viewer and said it was from GPU overheating. "System shutdown due to graphics card overheating". So, i turned the video settings in LoL way down and havent had a problem until now. I got a demo of Star Wars knights of the old republic, and am eager to play. I run the game and my GPU overheatins, the weird part is Everest tells me my system is only running at 82 degress Farenheit when i overheat, and that doesnt make sense. Ive cleaned out my PC, installed the latest drivers, and everything else i can think of. What could possibly be the solution/problem?

A:GPU overheating

Hi and welcome to TSG.

A few questions for you:

1) What is the exact make and model of the PSU?
2) What fans do you have in the case and do they blow air in or out?

Download and install HWMonitor, run the program and screenshot its screen with you system idling at the desktop. Then, leaving HWMonitor running in the background, run a game for a few minutes. After that screenshot HWMonitor again and post the two screenshots in a reply here.

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I had a windows vista on my Hp pavilion dv6 Notebook several days ago and i installd it over by Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. i have 4gb RAM like it was recommended. And first everything was ok, but when i started to play computer games the cooling fan went crazy, and computer become hot. Even with older games that have lower System Requiremen like "Fable-The Lost Chapters". I thought that maybe 64-bit have higher system requirements. When i had vista there was no overheating. Is it cause by 64-bit? do i need to reinstall with 32-bit version or is it caused by something else?

Sry about my bad english.


64 bit is more power hungry than 32, but should not cause overheating

Try this
How to Prevent Your Computer from Overheating (and Why It's Important)

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You can check my profile for my computer specs..

That's the graphic of my problems. My computer overheats just doing basic things.

In this screenshot I have EVE Online running in the background, it overheats to above 210 degree's when I'm playing EVE. At 225 - 230 degree's it shuts down as a safety precaution. My computers only a year and few months old. I built it back in August of 2009, so as you can imagine, I'm pretty pissed off.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Things I've done already:

1. New Thermal Paste on the CPU & Heatsink.
2. dusted all the fans out.

After this, I'm not sure what to do.


I have given these articles to others and they were very helpful.

How to Prevent Desktop Computer Overheating | eHow.com
Langa Letter: Curing Laptop Overheating -- PC Maintenance -- InformationWeek

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Whenever i play this one on line game my computer ends up crashing after a couple minutes. I looked in some sites and tried what they suggested but none of the answers did anything. I decided to see if this could be a result of overheating because i could feel waves of heat coming out of my computer. I looked on-line for a heat detector and after I installed it I ran it shortly after the crash and the computer was 109ºF. So could my computer be crashing as a defense mechanism because of its heat? help would be greatly appreciated


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Yeah I have an overheating problem. My HD heats up constantly when I paly games or when it's hot. I have a fan blow on it but that doesn't work. Does anyone have accessories that you recommend?



Have you checked that the fan is working fully, and that there is nothing blocking it?

Also, take a look at the CPU fan, and the main fan from the power supply, for any signs of blockage.


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Hello Tech Support Guy! This is my first post and I just wanted to ask something about my GPU.

So I've had my Nvidia GTX 770 for about a year now, so it shouldn't really be showing any age considering that I didn't use it too heavily up until recently. Since the release of the Witcher 3, I've been playing a lot of that game, and my computer can manage healthy medium/high graphics which usually stay above 60 FPS. However, since the release I've been having issues with the graphics driver crashing (which I assumed was likely due to the game being new and buggy). This alone wouldn't be an issue, but recently I've noticed more games having similar crashes even though they technically shouldn't be as taxing, such as Warthunder which previously I could easily play on Ultra graphics and stay at over 100 FPS without any issues. I've noticed that my GPU has been overheating quite a bit when playing games which aren't technically that taxing. The GPU has an MSI heatsink.
So my question is this; is the overheating caused by my graphics card showing its age or damage, or is there some way to fix this overheating problem which should not be happening? Also, I'm completely up to date with my drivers.

My specs are:
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 770
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k
Storage: 1 TB normal hard drive (not SSD)
PSU: 750W Corsair HX750

Thanks a lot for your help!

A:GPU Overheating

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Hello! I know this has been covered so many times, but I have been googleing this issue for about a year now and I cannot find an answer to my problem.

So, as I said, my PC is overheating. I will try and write down everything I have checked and done but there’s a chance I might forget something, since I’ve been dealing with this for such a long time. I will (try to) provide any additional info if needed.

Below are photos of my temperatures and BIOS settings.
I should add that this PC has its original coolers and it didn’t used to overheat for a couple of years. *** It started overheating last year when my son started playing some more demanding games, to the point where PC was shutting down due to the temperature. Even tho he stopped playing them on this PC, the problem just never went away!***

-I have cleaned my PC inside (it’s like a damn pharmacy in there!)
-I have opened my power unit and cleaned that cooler as well
-I have replaced the paste on my CPU and GPU coolers
-I have installed an additional cooler in my tower (not a very strong one, but still)
-My BIOS is the latest version
-I tried turning those “Smart Q-fan” and “Cool ‘n’ Quiet” features on and off - no difference when it comes to temperatures.
-Overclocking is set to Auto, whatever that means (i.e. system default in BIOS). I haven’t played with the overclocking.
-The PC is not close to a heating source. During the winter the situation was bad re temps, but I pulled through. But my PC shut down tw... Read more

A:WHAT is overheating my PC?!

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I kept getting the black screen of death on my T-series emachine running Windows XP. After many hours, I opened up the side of the case and put a fan next to it. I have had no problem for well over an hour. My question is: there are three fans I see; how can I decide which one(s) to replace?


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When i am playing games on my computer after a while my fps keeps going low and there is a noise coming from my computer, i'm pretty sure it's my fan. But this also happens while i am listening to music aswell. I downloaded speed fan to look at the temperatures of my computer and i don't know what these mean but i thought i would mention it anyway. My temp2 goes up to around 75-80C and my core can go up to 90C.

My computer is a Windows Xp

1.50GB of RAM


A:Low fps and overheating.

Hi XRob and welcome to TSF !

Turn the computer off, unplug the power cord and open the computer case. Use a can of compressed air (available at your local computer shop) to clean the dust of all the fans and heatsinks, including the rear fan.

Then replug the power cord, turn the computer on and check that all the fans are spinning properly. Enter the BIOS at startup (repeatedly press del or look for some message telling you to "press xx to enter setup") and search for some hardware monitor or pc health screen. Report your temps, fan speeds and voltages from there, it'll be more accurate than speedfan.

What are your complete system specs ? Check the posting system specs link in my sig and don't forget the brand, model and wattage of the power supply (look on the sticker that's on the power supply block).

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BUYER BEWARE, biggest mistake ever, worst investment ever. Could have bought a computer for $400 that would serve me far longer and better than this wretched computer that burns my skin and is a potential fire starter. BUYER BEWARE, they will tell you no warranty a year and a half in and this computer will be unusable because of the horrible potential of the computer and the battery causing a fire due to overheating. It overheats to the point where it becomes unbearable to use, do not buy this computer save your money.

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Ok, i just bought a X600 XT (Sapphire) PCIe Slot a few days ago and i am having the following problem which i think caused by overheating. Whenever i play games like Doom3 or HL2 in recommanded options, the game crashes after 20 minutes and my screen flashes. I don't think it's a driver problem as i tried both ATI CCC and Omega drivers and i had the same problem except that with Omega i played just a little longer. When i removed the cover of my case, i can play up to 40 minutes without crashing then the same problem occurs. Pls help me on this one!!! The specs of my PC are as follows:

Operating System: WINXP PRO SP2
CPU: INTEL P4 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
1024 RAM (2 X 512)
Creative Audigy 2 LS Sound Card

Temperatures readings:
Motherboard 41 °C (106 °F)
CPU 55 °C (131 °F)
Aux 40 °C (104 °F)
Maxtor 6Y080M0 44 °C (111 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 1803 RPM
System 611 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.32 V
+1.5 V 1.47 V
+3.3 V 3.35 V
+5 V ... Read more

A:Is this overheating?

yeah, i thikn its overheating, and make sure the fan on the gpu is spinning, my suggestion is go buy a different fan for your gpu.

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Recently purchased the HP Spectre on 8/29/16.  Infrequent use as was on vacation directly after purchasing. It is overheating shortly after powering on.  I have submitted two support tickets with no reply and am not locating a phone number to call support. 


Hello, please ensure you create a system restore point on the notebook and backup complete data.   http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03327545 Please use the link below and update the bios on the unit   http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Spectre-15-x360-Convertible-PC/9256669/model/1019... Regards,

I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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