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Having an overheating issue. What's causing this?

#115RCPosted 10/13/2013 11:44:27 AM
My PC has been crashing lately while playing games. First I experienced slowdown and then the PC just shut off. I'm not sure how hot things are supposed to get, but my video card was very hot. I thought I would have to get a new video card. After further inspection, I noticed the heatsink on my motherboard was just as hot. Is that an issue? I'm not sure which needs to be fixed/replaced.
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#2Fossil(Moderator)Posted 10/13/2013 11:53:42 AM
What kind of temps are we talking about?
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#3SlashmanSGPosted 10/13/2013 12:08:05 PM
15RC posted...
Having an overheating issue. What's causing this?


Heat. I'm going with heat.
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#4Bellum_SacrumPosted 10/13/2013 12:13:39 PM
Monitor your temperatures and report with numbers please.
Heatsinks are supposed to be hot so that means very little.

In such cases, it's usually the CPU fan not working due to dust buildup.
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#5greenyoshi46Posted 10/13/2013 12:26:15 PM
laptop or desktop?
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#615RC(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 12:30:24 PM(edited)
Fossil posted...
What kind of temps are we talking about?


Bellum_Sacrum posted...
Monitor your temperatures and report with numbers please.
Heatsinks are supposed to be hot so that means very little.

In such cases, it's usually the CPU fan not working due to dust buildup.


The two blue parts in this pic (http://cdn.overclock.net/1/18/457x550px-LL-186dcc70_53dfe8daefabc6a5c06d9ba9139997851328599179_full.png) are what gets hot, and is normal? CPU temps are fine. I have a new water cooling solution and a new case. Not sure where I can find the video card temperature.

greenyoshi46 posted...
laptop or desktop?


Desktop.
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#7Bellum_SacrumPosted 10/13/2013 12:54:56 PM
It is common for MB heatsinks to be hot which is why you often gen miniature clasp-like fans along with the MB. The temperatures these can reach are theoretically dangerous but they rarely are the cause of technical problems.

However the fact you're using water-cooling and your MB's heatsinks seem unusually hot reeks of overclocking.

The reason I'm suspecting your CPU is because you'd get garbage graphics or other weird effects if it was your GPU. Things generally slowing down and eventually shutting down is usually a symptom of an Intel CPU overheating.

Use a program like GPUtemp or whatever you can find on google to monitor your gpu temp.
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#815RC(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 1:40:10 PM(edited)
Bellum_Sacrum posted...
It is common for MB heatsinks to be hot which is why you often gen miniature clasp-like fans along with the MB. The temperatures these can reach are theoretically dangerous but they rarely are the cause of technical problems.

However the fact you're using water-cooling and your MB's heatsinks seem unusually hot reeks of overclocking.

The reason I'm suspecting your CPU is because you'd get garbage graphics or other weird effects if it was your GPU. Things generally slowing down and eventually shutting down is usually a symptom of an Intel CPU overheating.

Use a program like GPUtemp or whatever you can find on google to monitor your gpu temp.


Now that you mention it, my monitor loses its signal sometimes and there has been some strange fuzziness once, maybe twice. I'll check out GPU temp.

Edit: I don't know if the heatsink is unusually hot. I never touched the heatsink before.
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#915RC(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 5:35:30 PM(edited)
My Core i7 temps are about 36, HDD at about 30, video card at about 76. Going to see how hot it gets once I play some games.

Edit: Seems the MAX temp hit about 94 on my video card after a minute of play. Processor at about 46.
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#10Master_BassPosted 10/13/2013 5:37:54 PM
15RC posted...
video card at about 76

Wait, your video card is idling at 76 degrees? If that's Celsius then that's your problem.
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