Advice about my computer temperature

By buleng ยท 11 replies
Dec 3, 2008
  1. Hi, I'm new here and i would really appreciate if you can give me advice about my computer problem.

    My computer is working fine but whenever I'm playing games (counterstrike zero, sims, feeding frenzy 2, zuma etc,,) my computer hangs up and i can't even strike any key. I just click the restart button on my cpu.

    I downloaded speedfan to check my computer temps and heres what i got:

    GPU: 61C
    System: 127C
    CPU: 42C
    AUX: 19C
    HDO: 42C
    COre: 61C
    Ambient: 0C

    My specs are:
    P4 3.2Ghz
    160G HDD
    1Gig Nvidia gforce 8500
    1gb ram

    Please help
    My Psu i new with 500w, processor fan is also new.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    A thing you can do;

    Download and install Everest -

    Run it and select Computer, Sensor - mark down the idle temps and voltages.

    Minimize Everest (don't shut it down).

    Run your AV scanner and a malware scanner at the same time, then call up Everest again and watch the temps and voltages (they dynamically update).

    Mark those down.

    Then report both sets of readings, side-by-side, here.
  3. buleng

    buleng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, but i only have Eset NOD32. how is that?
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You want something running that is CPU intensive and can be minimized so you can watch Everest.

    Download Malwarebytes - it's useful anyway.
  5. buleng

    buleng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi. I did what you said.
    Idle temps are:
    gpu: 56C
    Seagate: 37C
    I downloaded the malware and i run it with nod32 at the same time. Did some texttwist game and after 10 mins the temps are:
    gpu: 58C
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Well, that tested the cpu and it isn't overheating.

    Now, do the same thing using Everest and a game with an active graphics page (ie, something that makes the graphics engine work a bit, not an immobile screen).
  7. buleng

    buleng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello again, I did what you said again.
    Run the everest and played sims unleashed.

    Idle temps are:
    GPU: 55C
    Seagate: 36C

    after 15 mins of playing:
    GPU: 57c
    Seagate: 40C
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Never having played the 'Sims' I don't know how intensive the GPU has to work, but that isn't getting it too excited, is it!

    In any case, your temps aren't running high with that game and you said it was one that, when played, led to lock ups.

    So, it may be RAM or drivers.

    If you have more than one stick, eg, slot A1 and A2, then take the ram from A2 and play.

    If no lock ups, then switch that ram with the module in A1 and try again.
  9. buleng

    buleng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, I'll try what you've said. But I don't think it's the ram because I bought a new 1gig and replaced the old 2x1gig installed. I'm using the A1 slot. I'll do it now and post again what will happen. Thanks so much.
  10. buleng

    buleng TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still locks up with my memory inserted in A2. I don't know what to do now..
  11. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Did it lock up with the old Ram?
  12. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Posts: 189

    wait..... you replaced 2X1 gig matched ram, with a 1X1gig stick?

    What ram did you have, and what ram did you replace it with? Did you make sure the new ram was also compatible with your other hardware?
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