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IdeaPad 100 Keeps Overheating

Q: IdeaPad 100 Keeps Overheating

I have been having a problem recently with my Ideapad 100, i recently bought it in April it is brand new. Whenever i play Counterstrike,League of Legends, any sort of game of my laptop it seems to overheat and freeze forcing me to manually turn off my laptop. I dont know why I am having this issue i have tried lowering all preformance options, and also all settings on the game i am playing. If someone could help me fix this that would be awesome !

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So I bought  Lenovo Ideapad 700-15isk with GTX 950M 2GB DDR3 a couple weeks ago and whenever I try to play a game (any game, even from year 2009), my GPU starts overheating and when it reaches ~83C, it automatically downclocks itself to 405mhz. I tried to install drivers from scratch, both from OM and from Nvidia, and that didn't help me. I've also gone through a clean installation of Win 10, that didn't help either.Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

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My lenovo Ideapad Y400 has been overheating and shutting down during gaming. The first time this happened when I turned it back on Windows had to do an update (windows 10) I'm pretty sure this was just a coincidence though. This only happens when I'm gaming though and I can usually get it to last longer if I turn the settings to low. I replaced the thermal paste and it actually solved the problem for about 2 weeks without a shutdown and everything worked fine. Before it was shutting off 2-20 minutes into gaming. Just recently it started shutting off again so I decided to make this post.  Here's what I know:My temps run mostly around 40c when idle and 60c when gaming. Most of the time the computer doesn't even feel warm when if happens.My fan speed never really speeds up before it shuts off (or ever actually) even when the computer feels hot the fan sticks to its regular speed. Some people have suggested replacing the thermal pad on the VRAM. Not sure if a thermal pad is the same thing as thermal paste but I'm pretty sure the VRAM wasn't one of the tings I replaced the paste on.I replaced the thermal paste on everything that came with thermal paste (I forget exactly which parts these were but I could find out if it's relevant).There is no way to increase the fan speed on Lenovo's Ideapad models (short of hitting the dust removal feature every 5 seconds). And It wouldn't matter because people who have physically modded their fans and added new ones say it ma... Read more

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Hi! My U410 gets really hot so that I can barely touch it. And the fan is not running anymore. I noticed that the fan was working less and less in the last couple of weeks. Additionally, the power led is blinking constantly while the computer is running (Its the same blinking as in standby). This started a few days ago.The fan is running nicely when I activate the vacuum cleaner option in the settings. So it looks like the temperature detection and the control of the fan are not working properly.Is there something I can do about this? Best, vrs01

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Hi. Ive recently installed  Linux Mint 18 as part of a dual boot set up on my ideapad y470. The issue i'm having is that the cpu temps are running above 80C when idle on my Linux install. Compared to Windows, i see 50-60C when idle, and around 80C when using chrome. Whats the reason for this overheating? I have tried installing a different kernel as well, but ive concluded that it is not the linux distribution itself, but something hardware related at this point. Any ideas?

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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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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data. 
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)
My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB. 
I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)
I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."
What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

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A:Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

 Hi larrens , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation. 
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.
But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation. 
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).
Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it. 
WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review. 
Hope this answered your query.
Update us. 

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I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.
I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.
Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!
What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.
I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file said
this is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.
Can anybody explain this mistery?
Thanks in advance
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Ho Comprato un'IdeaPad 100: il volume di dell'altoparlante e Basso RISPETTO un calcolatore di un altro Lenovo bis del calcolatore di Altre Marche, vorrei Sapere se Qualcuno ha LO STESSO Problema. Grazie.
Google translated from Italian to English......
I Bought un'IdeaPad 100 : the volume of the speaker and Basso RESPECT one computer to another computer in a Lenovo Other brands , I would like to know if anyone has the same problem . Thank you.
Mod's Edit:  Since this is an English forum you may get a better response by posting in English.  Readers have a tendency to avoid posting in threads which require translation.
Modifica del Mod : Dal momento che questo è un forum inglese si può ottenere una migliore risposta inviando in lingua inglese . I lettori hanno la tendenza ad evitare distacco in fili che necessitano di traduzione.

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hi all,i am facing issues with my keyboard as number 4 is getting typed continously and i cant stop it  (number 4 on keyboard not on numberpad). also i am unable to type upper case letters, as once i hold the shift key the cursor travers backwards and stops at the first word. plz helpi have tried below points:i have tried reinstalling windows which didnt work.there is no dust setteled on keyboard.please help.

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,Comment proceder a l'ouverture du cache cd?
French to English translation.....
How to open the cd cache?
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!

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Can a laptop shut off automatically from overheating? Thanks



Is yours doing something like that?

Try cleaning out all the vents and fans. A can of compressed air usually does the trick if its just dirty.

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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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hello. my computer makes noise.sounds like a hairdyer especially when i play game.it also smells like something burning.what i`m suppose to do.i think its the fan.

Computer Manufacturer:-
Computer Model:-
Operating System:windows xp pro
CPU:intel p4 3.0GHz
Hard drive size:80
Amount of memory installed:512
Sound card:forgot
Video adapter:ATI RADEON X300 SE
When did the problem start:since i bought the computer(last month)
What you were doing when the problem first appeared:nothing
Any new software or hardware installed recently:games(lot of games)
Any other information you think might help:when the noise start to happen, i open the case and it reduce the noise.am i doing right?

may i know the suitable temperature for processor?mine is around 55C.


why would it be a fan, unless its a crappy one, but if u smell a plastic or rubber type burning then its prolly the power supply. what is ur power supply?

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my pc fans are going crazy right now - i mean it sounds like its gonna fly off - i just cleaned out tower as i always do every couple months and when i restarted this time it seem to overheat - the fans max out over the littlest applications - one thing that i noticed is that the "goo" between the cpu housing and the heat sink is dry - i plan on adding some arctic ice a.s.a.p but can something so small create this prob - or do i have other issues i need to look into? - thanx - sorry for all the noob questions but im learning more then ever on this forum - thanx for everyones patience and support


Yes dried out paste can cause over heating issues so when you replace the paste it shouldn't over heat.

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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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Which reasonably priced case/solution would you advise for a cooler system ?

At present the mobo is running very hot, and I think the PSU is being strained.

Std Tower Case, Non alu. (it was cheap at the time...)
Hiper 420W Twin fan PSU, Set to Full blow.
3 Optical Drives
1 Tape Drive
1 Floppy
4 HDD's. 2 With Fan Kits underneath, 1 Full Height SCSI
1 Front fan, 1 rear.

Asus 600x Mobo.
AMD2800, 1Gb DDR400 (2x512)
Mentor 5700 GPU
Interface Cards:
TV Card, Creative Audigy + Riser, SCSI Card, Firewire Card & Additional SATA controller.

Used for Video Editing/Recording, Gaming and some Office use.

Any suggestions of past experience would be appreciated.
The SCSI Card/Drive/Tapedrive will be moving to another PC once AMD mobo's support PCI-E.


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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
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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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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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my pc keeps restarting, i checked the system bios and setup and it said that the motherboard tempreture was 72 degrees also when i play on games the game stops and goes back onto the desktop with the game closed. Could this also be caused by overheating?

A:Pc Possible Overheating

yes. Do you have adequate ventilation - i.e. fans.....

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My Desktop PC has started turning off my monitor, I assume because the graphics cars is overheating (Nvidea 8800), and the only way to get the PC monitor going again is to restart the PC. How can I stop my PC from overheating?? It already has 4 fans and the card's fan in it!! What can I do?

I bought this PC second hand, its a custom build... So I dont know much about it.

Jamie Mann



firrst we need your system specs (lower left corner of your posts) so we know what hardware you have.

If its a desktop power down and unplug. ope the case and blow out with canned air. look for clogged vents, fans not running, etc.

When your using it is the case one the floor in a corner? lift it a foot or more and have un blocked air access to it.

then get a temp monitoring app and see what the temps actually are. everest, cpu-z, siw2, all will do it



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My CPU(AMD Athlon XP 2800+) is still overheating. As I write this, my cpu temp is at 73 degrees C. I just done the 60mm to 80mm fan conversion. I have the Dynatron Copper Heatsink with an Antec thermally controlled 80mm fan attatched and I used the Antec Silver Thermal Compound. I read that the fan is supposed to increase in RPMs as the temp gets higher. The RPMs are at a little over 2100 and won't go any higher. Should I get a non-thermally controlled one? Also, I can't seem to use the 3 pin to 4 pin connector either. Whenever I hook the fan up to the power supply, my pc stays on for maybe 10 seconds then shuts off. I can only use the mobo fan header but is this powerful enough for my fan? My exhaust fan(80mm Antec) is blowing out cool/cold air. Isn't it supposed to be warm? My case temp is at 30 degrees C right now. I'm so lost and not sure what to do.


A:Still overheating?

Go to www.majorgeeks.com and download and install cpuidle it will cool your cpu by about 10 to 15 degrees. If you haven`t got it already then you need to download Motherboard monitor also from the same site.

Also when you took of the heatsink how much thermal paste did you use?

You only need a small amount about the size of a grain of rice applied to the boss of your cpu.

Did you clean the underside of the heatsink and the small metal boss on the cpu? You can use a little alcohol to do this.

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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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 think im overheating?
In my bios setup i get the readings

CPU temp 67*c/133*F
System temp 45*c
do you think that would be overheating? because my computer crashes a whole lot when i run full screen games etc. cs, wc3, nba06, madden 06...

A:I think im overheating?

67 is a lot higher than i see.

does the vidoe card have its own fan?

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I don't know what to do about my PC overheating and i was looking for some advice. I have an attachment of the temps and voltages of my computer.

A:CPU Overheating

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Hello!  I've roved the site for quite a long time, but finally signed up. 
I've got an issue with a laptop.  It is a Gateway Model MT6451.
It is running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, 32 bit.
Processor: AMD Turion 64 [email protected] TL-50 1.6GHz
This is my uncle's laptop.  A couple of months ago, it was coming on, then turning back off almost immediately. I recommended a new battery. The new battery completely solved the problem until the other day, when the computer began doing the same thing again.
He called me again, after he had tried to start the computer a couple of times, and System Restore (or Startup Repair?) came up and said that Windows had not started properly, would he like to attempt to return it to a previous working state? So he did that, and brought it to me. It's actually been fine since I got it.
I know all to well how many problems can have the symptoms that this one has.
He tends to leave the laptop plugged in, since it will suddenly shut off with no warning if the battery runs too low.  So that shouldn't be it.
My initial thought was, "Ah, perhaps he needs a new power supply..." and then I remembered it's a laptop. I don't know much about laptop anatomy, so I don't know whether they have a power supply that can go bad like that.
I looked the event viewer. In Administrative Events, in the several days leading up to the problem, he got two Time-Service warnings (Event ID 134) a day. I'm guessing that he di... Read more

A:Could it just be overheating?

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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So I factory reset my laptop about a week ago and since then it has been over heating on anything with graphics from games to even webpages. Prior to factory reset I never had a issue even would run 3 instances of games like everquest on the laptop and never once over heat. I am attaching my dxdiag file. I dont know why its overheating I also bought a laptop cooling pad which has not helped at all.


Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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I have a pentium 4 3.2 ghz prescott. I'm im idling at about 45 celsius and everytime i try to play a game it will run for a few mins then shut off. When I play games it would go up to 65 Celsius. Is the cpu overheating? I read somewhere that weak power supplys can cause this.

My psu is 400 W and has 10 amps on the +12v rail. I read that you need at least 18 amps for a prescott.

A:Cpu 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 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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Wow. Until recently I was vaguely aware that I had some sort of overheating problem, mainly, my computer started incessantly beeping while I was playing any cpu-taxing game. Didn't think much of it and thought it might stop, which it obviously didn't. I visited a site that directed me to a program that lets you monitor fan speed/computer temperatures, and wow......look below.


Apparently, one of my fans doesn't work. At all. (Or is somehow disabled?) Had no idea that I had a problem this big....any help? Is there any way to fix this without replacing my cooling system?

A:Uh oh. Overheating.

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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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I recently purchased a Visontek GF4 440 video card. Well the first thing I noticed is that this card has a heatsink but no fan. I thought "Well they must know what they are doing", but I seem to be wrong. First let me say that I play a lot of Everquest so my card gets a workout and after about 2 hours of play I get lockups. Let me also say that my case runs cool. When I built this machine my big concern was for heat so I have it running cool.

So my question is....

Has anyone else had this problem?

How can I go about fixing this?

Also, my buddy bought a GF4 440 by another company....it had a fan.

A:GF4 440 Overheating

You should be able to simply put a fan on over the heatsink to provide much better heat discipation for your card. I like the crystal orbs myself, but its really a personal preference.

When I get a little more time I'll take a gander at your card and make some more suggestions. Right now though, its off to class...

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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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Computer shutting down during gaming.

I noticed that the CPU runs at 40 degrees celcius on idle. That was a couple of weeks ago.

last night my pc shuts down more frequently that usual. even on idle. about every 30 minutes. I opened the case. Fan is working.

Then this morning my pc shut down. Turns on for a second and shuts down again.

Turned off the pc (and unplugged it, ofcourse), CPU heatsink is hot. very hot.

Thermal paste is dried out.


Get a new fan? Or simply reapply thermal paste?

The CPU doesnt look damaged. No smells. No burn marks. Just the Thermal paste that looks dried out.

A:Overheating CPU...

I would use new thermal paste first

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First off my PC stats are as follows:

Althon XP 2800+ (Barton) Processor
Gigabyte GA-7VT600P-RZ Socket-A Motherboard
512MB PC3200 400MHz DDR Ram (1 stick)
XFX GeForce FX5500 256MB DDR
1 x 120GB hard drive, 1 x 40GB hard drive, DVDR Drive, CDRW Drive
350W PSU
6mm Case fan at the back
(usual programs running (most the time): outlook express, outlook 2003, itunes, msn messenger, trillian, firefox)

Well ever since i've had this computer i've had had this problem and i'm 90% sure it's an overheating problem.

The best way to test this is to go on a game and see if it freezes up (usually within the first 5 mins) and it does this even when i'm writing an email, downloading, watching a video or even when i'm just surfing the net. The reason that i'm sure it's an overheating problem is since the problem started i put a deskfan next to my computer and opened up the side and pointed it in, and then tried playing GTA:SA and it didn't freeze up and when i have that on it's never frozen up. But obviously i don't want my desk fan on all the time

I originally suspected the VGA on my old graphics card was overheating, so i purchased a new one with a cooler on it but the problem still remained.

So then i went on to suspect the CPU cooler which was running a bit high at 58 when running my usual programs, so i purchased a new cooler and it brought the temperature right down, it's now 48 when running my usual programs, and do... Read more

A:Overheating Somewhere?

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my cpu keeps overheating and then turns off,
i am thinking about tomorrow sending it back as it is only 4 months old.

i dont know why it overheats, i could be just using it normally, with ie open and msn and media player and it will turnoff.
or i could be playing counter strike and it would turn off.

does anyone know of any common problems why they overheat?

i have enoughf resources, like

480wat p/s
1 gig ram
256mg gfx
280gig hdd.
4 case fans
full tower case

or could it be thats whats making my cpu going outa control?

well if i cant find a solution tomorrow i will try and send it back.


A:overheating CPU

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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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My hp laptop screen got very hot and my laptop switched off. It now will not turn on. Is it likely that my laptop has broken?


To some extent, yes. It's likely fixable but you would need to take it into a proper repair shop and have it examined. You data is also likely retrievable.

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How do I cool down my CPU? It went up to 70 degrees! I have ASUS PC Probe and it told me this, but when i tried to alter fan speed it wouldn't budge. I opened it up, witched it off and blasted an industrial fan down it to cool it down ASAP. My CPU is now averaging 55 degrees, and does anything between 50 and 60. I am using CPU Eat 'n' Cool too. Any tips much appreciated

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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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My stock gpu's (nvidia geforce 230) fan broke and I do not want to upgrade it because I plan on building a computer within a year. I bought the vantec iceberq fan as a replacement, however instead of being a simple fix, my gpu now runs at around 78 degrees idle, and 70 with the fan set to max. If I put any game on, temperatures reach about 105 degrees within a couple minutes and the gpu shuts off. Opening the side of my case makes no difference in temperature and I'm at a loss for a cheap solution.

Zero dust anywhere (also, its a brand new fan), fan spins properly and at a good speed, cleaned and reapplied the thermal paste included in the kit and the fan sits directly on top of the gpu chip (metal part seen in picture is removed, gpu chip is under the horizontal lines).

Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you.

A:GPU Overheating

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