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Help With Overheating Problem

By insane001
Mar 30, 2006
  1. Hi, i downloaded Hmonitor to check my motherboard temperatures, and it seems all wrong, i was told to take out the CPU and heatsink and give it a clean i did that everything is clean when i took it out it wasnt TOO hot to hold but it was hot, ive got a print screen of the program, can you guys help me with this its slowing my PC down so bad

    2.4Ghz Celeron CPU
    768Mb PC2700 Ram
    256Mb ATI 9550GE
    400W PSU

    here is the screenshot of the Program: hardware TEmps any help would be apreciated thanks
     

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  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    It seems the program has gotten the values switched around. If your motherboard were 70C, you'd have a very noticable problem. So it is much more likely that it's the CPU running at 70.
    But that's still a bit hot. (though not too bad, if my memory serves correct)

    The easiest way to do something about that is to use a more efficient HSF (heatsink). But before you run out and buy one, let's get into a bit more detail.

    How is your pc slowing down? (And who told you to clean your HSF?)
    Have you tried to overclock it, or? And have you done any changes to the hardware lately?
    Last, what type of Celeron is it? And what is your motherboard?
    If you don't know the celeron type, just give us which motherboard you are using, and aprox time of when you bought the cpu...
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    The motherboard temp is either wrong or your motherboard is about to die. Try speedfan from the downloads section and see what that says.
     
  4. insane001

    insane001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Ok thanks for the reply's i read on this forum to clean the heatsink wen i took it off it was black and dirty from the bottom i cleaned that all up and replaced it the CPU is a 2.4ghz Celeron 02' 400mhz FSB 128kb Cache motherboard model is ASROCK M266A, my pc slows down while using Apps specialy games for example you guys are gonna laugh i tried playing Mafia the old game let me tell u the specs

    500mhz needed i have 2.4ghz celeron
    128mb needed i have 768mb ddr Ram
    32mb Graphics Card NEeeded i have 256mb !!!
    I mean i should be able 2 run this at REALLY high speed on high detail
    i have to put it on Ultra Low detail and it STILL runs SLOW my old Pentium 3 500mhz use to run this game better i dont know whats wrong.

    Only addons i have added is the ATI Radeon 9550GE 256 AGP card
    Soundblaster 5.1 Live digital Sound card

    I have made NO tries to overclock Anything at all

    I cant use the Speed Fan Because it doesnt support my motherboard any other ways i can help you guys 2 help me thanks..

    Oh yes and my PSU once BLEW it was a 350w then i added a 400W if that makes a difference
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Seeing as you have had a psu blow, its a good idea to visually inspect your mobo (motherboard) for any signs of damage. In particular, check the large capacitors for lifting from the board and doming on the top. Check all other components for discolouration and cracks. If there is anything you are unsure about then get a pic of it if u can.

    Also, have you disabled and uninstalled the built in graphics card? There may be a bios setting to disable it. My advice would be to uninstall the new card then shut down and remove it, then boot up with the built in card and uninstall that. Then reboot into the bios and disable it. Then refit the new card and finally install the driver for it.

    Hope that helps, Rik.
     
  6. insane001

    insane001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I cant get a picture of it at the moment but i will as soon as i can, but i have looked through my self havnt found anything that looks weird everything is in place and looks ok too me, and i did go in Bios to disable the onboard graphics card well what i did was go in to Bios and it said "Onboard shared memory" i set it to "NONE" there are no drivers installed for the onboard card everything is unninstalled there looks like no sign of problem but there is a problem lol anything else that could be causing this, maybe a too less powered PSU????? :confused:
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Im running an amd64 3000+ and an ati 9550 256meg on a 400watt psu so i shouldnt think its a lack of power (although i do think its a bit too close to my minimum requirement). May be worth downloading that speedfan i mentioned, its a pretty good bit of software and is capable of reading voltages and many other things.

    Have you scandisked and defragged your hard drive recently? That can help.

    Is any of your ram mismatched? That can cause lots of problems.
     
  8. insane001

    insane001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Nope rams are both 2700 I have run both defrag and scandsk, both have completed there were some errors here and there but fixed, i have attached the Print screen of Speed fan tell me if u see something wrong i definatly see Something wrong check out the print screen thanks
     

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  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Speedfan is showing a lot of cpu usage, does that reading stay like it or does it vary?
     
  10. insane001

    insane001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Yeah it varies sometimes going up to 95% then back to 10 % keeps going up and down and all i am runing is MSN messenger windows media player and a firewall, could that be a problem? ive heard if your computer isnt running much a proceess called System idle process uses alot of a cpu usage, or back on the point why has it got a FLAME next to temp 1 :(
     
  11. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    You cleaned all the gunk off the bottom of your HSF?

    Good and bad move.

    Good cos you can now add in some of your own better stuff (Arctic Silver 5 for a good example).

    Bad cos you probably didn't. Or at least didn't mention it. Could be the source of your problem.
     
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