View Full Version : My pc is melting
08 August 2005, 05:00 PM
So i've been using my pc and every once in a while it shuts down I suppose that it's the heat cause when I check the temp is ussually over 50c, is that too hot, because it's only 122f and that doesn't seem too hot. Could it be anything else.
08 August 2005, 09:43 PM
What is your system spec?
Have you checked your sinks and airflow thru the case?
What is the ambient room temp?
Have you checked in your BIOS to see if there is a automatic temperature shutoff (this is usually set by the user to some maximum temperature at which the machine will automatically shut itself off to prevent meltdown)?
08 August 2005, 09:58 PM
You should use a system monitoring progam. If you have an ASUS board you can use ASUS probe or programs like motherboard monitor or speedfan. If your cpu reaches 50 degrees C in stressed or 55 that's no problem. 60 is pretty hot but stil ok if it doesn't get any hotter. You should worry if it gets higher than 65+.
08 August 2005, 10:29 PM
cheapo power supply maybe
08 August 2005, 10:43 PM
I clean my PC out alot, i get a can of air to get to places that are hard to reach, and i clean out just about everything. It takes about 30-40mins and i think it is well worth looking after your PC, i mean dust eats components, and you dont want that happening.
One of the other reasons it could shut down is because it has actually got enough power, i have heard of a few people with this problem, so it might be worth picking up a new power supply, they arn't that bad $$ wise.
08 August 2005, 12:15 AM
So, my room temp is hot as hell, about 80-90 degrees. Ill probably have to clean my pc cause i never do it. And I have an Emachines and most of their parts are name brand so that can't be a cheap power supply, I guess. Where do I download a system monitoring program?
08 August 2005, 03:34 AM
Ok i've downloaded a system monitor and i get the below results and I don't know what half of the stuff means and I would also like to know how to lower the cpu's temp.
08 August 2005, 03:48 AM
How powerful power supply unit and what USB devices do you have? You're PC temperatures looks fine, however, your +5V voltage seems low. I'm not quite sure if 4.76 could be critical but there's a chance. If so, it's your PSU that needs upgrading.
08 August 2005, 04:34 PM
You might consider your PSU as has been mentioned
A general guide for PSU's this is very informative:
This is a component that should not be overlooked and if it is giving poor voltages it can create "strange" problems.
08 August 2005, 04:49 PM
do not come to a cg talk board for computer problem...your temp is fine...
head on over to www.hardforums.com
Your problem is your power supply.
Pre built computer you have.
It would have helped if you gave me the spec but what ever...go to that forum and ask questions.
08 August 2005, 04:49 PM
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