My PC shuts off suddenly, seems like a CPU temperature problem

By Ralphmex
Jul 15, 2007
  1. Hello i´m stuck in a very bad situation, i try to use my PC, but it only will remain on for about two minutes and then shuts off, then i try to turn it on again but it will remain on less and less time, until i just cant even get to windows. Then i let it rest for 10 or 20 minutes and then again the same situation i´ve described above.

    I checked the PSU and it seems ok, i even changed it for a new one, but the situation is still the same.

    I can´t make a ram mem test because it shuts off first, don´t have enough time.

    I checked the temperatures at BIOS when i start the PC, this is the status right after i turn it on:

    CPU Temp: 75 C, 167 F. (it´s a Pentium D)
    MB Temp: 29 C, 84 F.
    CPU Fan speed: 3276 rpm. (is this too slow????)
    VCore Volt: 1.216 V.
    3.3V Voltage: 3.32 V.
    5V Voltage: 5.107 V.
    12V Voltage: 12.032 V.
    Q-Fan: Disabled.

    And this are the readings just a minute or two later (without even going to Windows yet):

    CPU Temp: 93 C, 199 F.
    MB Temp: 38 C, 100 F.
    CPU Fan speed: 3276 rpm.
    VCore Volt: 1.216 V.
    3.3V Voltage: 3.32 V.
    5V Voltage: 5.107 V.
    12V Voltage: 12.032 V.
    Q-Fan: Disabled.

    And then the PC just shuts off.

    Are these temperatures very high? if so, what could be happening, i don`t have it overclocked or something, and in the room the temperature is not so high, it is hot, but acceptable, i´ve been in worst temperatures with no problem at all.

    I hope someone can help me, thankx!!!


    Pentium D 3.4
    1 GB Ram.
    Visiontek ATI X1300 AGP Videocard.
    ASUS P5VDC-MX Mobo.
    500W PSU.
    80 GB HDD1, 40 GB HDD2.
    DVD / CD Writer Recorder, etc
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Yeah, the cpu is way too hot so it stops working.
  3. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Problem solved!

    The problem was that the heatsink was improperly seated.
    Now is running cool!.

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