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User Info: JJH777

JJH777
3 years ago#1
My PC has been having some overheating problems lately. To the point where it forces the PC to shutoff after it's on for too long. I cleaned all the dust out and cleaned off and reapplied the thermal paste on the CPU and it helped noticeably for the next few days but now it's just as bad if not worse than it was before. It's forcibly shutting down after being on for more than a couple hours even when I do nothing more than browse the internet.

I am planning on building a new PC soon so I would just like some temporary solutions to keep my PC alive until then.
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User Info: Bomasa

Bomasa
3 years ago#2
I would take off the left side panel and put a big fan next to it to blow air on the parts inside. That's what I would do.
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Fade2black001
3 years ago#3
Bomasa posted...
I would take off the left side panel and put a big fan next to it to blow air on the parts inside. That's what I would do.


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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#4
What thermal paste are you using?

And you can have an AC unit blow cold air into an intake fan.
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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
3 years ago#5
move it to a room with the coolest ambient temps

positioning may help - if it's under a desk put it ontop

fan it

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Lee7
3 years ago#6
Or download speedfan and put all fans to 100%, it may be loud though.
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User Info: JJH777

JJH777
3 years ago#7
MasterDonGero posted...
What thermal paste are you using?

And you can have an AC unit blow cold air into an intake fan.


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I actually already have a fan setup on the outside of it. I have for a long time actually because the GPU fan completely stopped working and one of the case fans was having extreme noise issues so I just took it off and put a big fan on the side of it with the panel open.
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User Info: JJH777

JJH777
3 years ago#8
Using RealTemp I notice that my CPU use jumps around a lot really fast. Just opening firefox puts it up at like a 70% load and +5-10degrees C for a few seconds is that pretty normal? It seems that when I'm doing nothing it's around 5% load.
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#9
JJH777 posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
What thermal paste are you using?

And you can have an AC unit blow cold air into an intake fan.


Arctic Silver 5

I actually already have a fan setup on the outside of it. I have for a long time actually because the GPU fan completely stopped working and one of the case fans was having extreme noise issues so I just took it off and put a big fan on the side of it with the panel open.


Not to be rude, but an AC unit and a fan are not the same thing.
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User Info: JJH777

JJH777
3 years ago#10
MasterDonGero posted...
JJH777 posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
What thermal paste are you using?

And you can have an AC unit blow cold air into an intake fan.


Arctic Silver 5

I actually already have a fan setup on the outside of it. I have for a long time actually because the GPU fan completely stopped working and one of the case fans was having extreme noise issues so I just took it off and put a big fan on the side of it with the panel open.


Not to be rude, but an AC unit and a fan are not the same thing.


Oh yeah I know that was a response to the rest of the topic only the arctic silver 5 was meant specifically for you. Having an AC unit blowing into it isn't really a viable solution for me unfortunately.
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