PC buggered. last resort before I roundhouse the damn thing.

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  1. PanasonicYouth

    PanasonicYouth New Member

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    I recently changed the processor fan on my PC. Nothing fancy like, the same model, just a bit newer, and a lot less noisy.

    Since doing this, my processor has been running at some ludicrously high temperatures, and whenever I try to open two tabs on firefox, play any games, hell just have too many windows open the damn thing just turns itelf off. I've tried swapping the fans back round, to no avail.

    Am I beyond help?
     
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    Did you reapply any thermal grease? Did you clean the old stuff off then apply what probably came with the heat sink/fan? A rice grain size amount in the center is all that is necessary.

    I use the Arctic cleaning kit then apply Arctic silver.
     
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    I didn't, no, I'm a lot of an idiot when it comes to computers, so this is probably worth a try. Ta very much!
     
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    Ok, so I just changed the setup of my PC so that the automatic shutdown isn't triggered for high temperatures, yet I'm still having the same problem. same solution?
     
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    Yes sir! It must have thermal paste in between the processor and heatsink/fan.
     
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    Fair one. I just wanted to double check before going out and buying the stuff!
     
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    ONLY A TINY BIT. It's not moisturizer.
     
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    Don't turn of the option for autoshutdown if the cpu temp is too high.. unless you want to be buying a new processor.
     
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    Been and bought the stuff, how long do I need to wait between:

    A) Applying the stuff and reattaching the fan,

    and

    B) Turning the rig back on to see if it's worked?
     
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    You don't have to wait. Remove the old stuff with rubbing alcohol. Put a SMALL amount of the new stuff on. Reattach and go to town.
     
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    Just the size of a rice grain on the center of the cpu.
     
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    Working fine now, thank you all for the advice!

    One more thing though, my graphics card is now clocking a temperature of 90 degrees and upward. I'm guessing I should be worried?
     
  14. SeeVinceRun

    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    what are you doing with the PC while youre reading this? Is it idling this high? Is this temp the same on more than one temp reading software?

    90c is way too high. What kind of cooling device is on it? Type of card?

    You may need to go get a VGA cooler of some sort.
     
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    90 degrees C or F? Does it have a fan? Is the fan running?
     

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