help with temerature

By mcimpact · 6 replies
Jul 19, 2005
  1. Hi, can any one help me, i thnik my pc is over heating,
    1. How do i test temperature in my PC(fan, hard drive or anything which is causing my pc to resest itself?

    2.Do i need a better fan?

    3.Is it my ATI 9800 grphics card which is causing this

    4What free down loads can i use to measure the temp
    5. What is the normal temp?

    6. Could it be dust or the not enough air flow
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot

    Please read my post. A message for all newcomers. You will notice a link to the free Everest programme. It will give you lots of info about your system. It also contains a temp monitor.

    Download the Speedfan programme from HERE. It will monitor your temps.

    Carefully clean out all the dust and debris from inside your computer case.

    You can also run your system with the sidecase off, and aim a deskfan at the inside of your system.

    Please post back with you temps.

    When did the problem first start? As much background info as possible would help us to help you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. mcimpact

    mcimpact TS Rookie Topic Starter

    temp results

    are the tempreture readings o.k, thanks for ur response, as i dont know what the hell iam doing. Like i say i think it a over heating problem, maybe there's not enough air flow?

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name USER-0598D73522
    User Name User

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
    Motherboard Name ASRock P4V88 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset VIA Apollo PT880
    System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (10/28/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter RADEON 9800 SERIES - Secondary (256 MB)
    Video Adapter RADEON 9800 SERIES (256 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 SE (R350)
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (12321)
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (12321)

    Audio Adapter Creative SB0312 Audigy LS Sound Card

    IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller VIA SATA RAID Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6B200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6B200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:16x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    Optical Drive IDE DVD-ROM 16X (16x DVD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK


    Sensor Properties:
    Sensor Type Winbond W83697HF (ISA 290h)
    Motherboard Name ASRock P4V88

    Motherboard 34 °C (93 °F)
    CPU 49 °C (120 °F)
    Maxtor 6B200P0 39 °C (102 °F)
    Maxtor 6B200P0 39 °C (102 °F)

    Cooling Fans:
    CPU 4219 RPM

    Voltage Values:
    CPU Core 1.39 V
    +3.3 V 3.28 V
    +5 V 5.03 V
    +12 V 11.95 V
    +5 V Standby 4.82 V
    Debug Info V 57 00 CD BB B9 C0 CA 22 (01)
    Debug Info T 34 49 255
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your temps don`t seem that high really.

    Try the desktop fan, and see if the problem gets better.

    When you say your computer resets itself, do you mean it reboots?

    If so you can stop it rebooting by right clicking my computer and selecting properties.

    Click on the advanced tab, and under startup and recovery click on settings. Untick the box that says automatically restart.

    Now reboot your system. Now instead of your system automatically rebooting when there`s a problem. You should receive a message(BSOD) telling you what caused the problem.

    Pay particular attention to any drivers identified in the stop message.

    Post the message you receive, including all the numbers.

    Regards Howard [​IMG]
  5. mcimpact

    mcimpact TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks howard ur a great help, hope it works

    Thanks fot the tip, i have been in My Computer-advanced- system failure. Every time it reboots, can you make head no tail of this message? I have had nothing but truoble with the shop, where i bought my pc. They keep testing it, and they say it's ok. I think its where i position my pc? What do you mean by the desktop fan?

    Microsoft Error Report Contents


    Error Signature

    BCCODE:100000050 BCP1:E2FB3930 BCP2:00000000 BCP3:BFAAFA3F
    BCP4:000000001 OSVER:1-1-2600 SP:2-0 PRODUCT 768-1
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m afraid those error codes mean nothing to me.

    We have a guy on these boards called cpc2004, that is able to read those dmp files etc.

    What I meant by the desktop fan is. Get a desktop fan, the sort you would use for cooling the room, and aim it into you case. Obviously you would have to take the side off your case.

    This should cool your system considerably. You might also want to consider downloading and running the Memtest86+ programme from

    Let it run for at least seven passes. If you don`t have a floppy drive, there is an iso version that you can burn to cd, and then boot from that.

    This will test your ram for errors.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. pjfredericks

    pjfredericks TS Rookie

    similar problem

    I'm having a similar problem, I've downloaded siw and SpeedFan. My pc reboots itself, or it will just freeze.

    System Info :
    Windows XP (Professional) Service Pack 2
    Memory 512 MB
    Memory Load 53%
    Virtual Memory 1250 MB Total, 1019 MB Free
    SwapFile 768 MB
    Max used 86 MB
    Model MS-6704
    Chipset Model 845PE Brookdale Host-Hub Interface Bridge (B0-step)
    CPU Intel Pentium 4 HT
    Cpu Socket Socket 478 [FC-478]
    BIOS American Megatrends
    BIOS Date 11/05/02
    Version V1.2 11
    Processor Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.06GHz Northwood
    Socket 478
    Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer® 1.0A
    Modem U.S. Robotics 56K Faxmodem USB
    Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter (On Board)
    2Wire Wireless PC Card
    WinXP Promise MBFastTrak133 Lite (tm) Controller (On Board)
    C-Media (sound On Board)
    Network Cards
    2Wire Wireless PC Card Speed 5500 Kbps
    Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
    Memory Summary
    Slot 1 512 MBytes
    Slot 2 0 MBytes
    Slot 3 0 MBytes
    Hard disk Maxtor 6Y250P0 IDE ATA 250 GBytes Temp. 37 ºC (98 ºF)

    SpeedFan Info
    Fan 1 3169 RPM
    Temp 1 35 C
    Temp 2 80 C
    Temp 3 36 C
    HDD Temp 38 C

    Thanks in advance
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