I has an overheating problem.

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  1. morario84

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    The comp overheats and shuts down, so for the meantime I have a big fan blowing on it, seems to work well.

    I've put my hand near the vid card and it gets really hot. I downloaded hmonitor and my core and aux voltages are both in the red..

    No idea what this means, need some help.
     
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    Have you opened Task Manager and checked at what percentage your CPU idles at when doing 'nothing'?
     
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    yeah it's real low, ill link to the other thread in the main forum.
     
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    clean dust
    check all fans if working, replace if necessary
    re-apply thermal paste if you can
    check power supply/voltages
     
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    according to hmonitor, core is in the red with +2.18 V and aux is also red with +3.17 V

    i have no idea what this means though.
     
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    I read the original thread.
    Looks like the computer is overclocked and could also be a bad mount of the cpu cooler.

    Let's worry about the cooler later.
    Try this first:
    1. Reset CMOS
    2. Enter the bios, look for load optimized defaults or something like that, save and exit.
    3. On windows, go to video card settings, look for something that reset it to default or factory settings.

    By doing those steps, it should clear any overclock.

    It would help if you give more specs.
     
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    I dunno how to do -any- of that, but i have to go to work now anyway, ill be back around 10:30 est. I emailed Myco he thinks he can gimme a hand.
     

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