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overheating???

By nique80
Mar 10, 2005
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  1. 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.
     
  2. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Posts: 315

    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?
     
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    well...

    It all depends on the core of the p4. if it is a northwood, thats hot. If it is a prescott its warm but not on fire. What is the the fan in question? If it is not on the CPU unplug it and see the noise stops. But i would really be concerned with the burning smell. As stated in the previous post, it could be your PSU as well as a an array of other things. when does this smell happen? as soon as you start up, or does it take awhile? Hope this helps

    Sean
     
  4. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Posts: 315

    and what fan? case or cpu, if cpu what brand and model, u need to be more specific
     
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    did you contact the place you bought it from?
     
  6. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    That is not all that hot, my presscot ran at about 50c after gaming, but I wanted to cool it down a little so I added some fans an now it runs at about 40c idle and 45c after gaming. :hotouch:
     
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    i have a prescott

    Yea isa i have a prescott and it is 54 C under load, but if that 55 is idle then that is to hot. What i would be worried about is the burning smell, that cant be good!!

    Sean
     
  8. nique80

    nique80 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hello. come back again. do anyone have any suggestion, i would like to buy some fans for my com...help me.
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Members would be more inclined to "come back again" if you tried to answer the various questions they have asked you.

    1 What psu do you have?

    2 What core is your cpu?

    3 What fan case etc.

    If you have only had the system a short time then it will still under warranty. Take it back to where you purchased it and tell them you want it sorting.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
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