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CPU Temperature Error - i7-920 @ 100C

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So, I was using my computer and it was behaving normally and suddenly, it was under full load. I'm talking like 98-100% RAM usage, 100% CPU usage, and I couldn't really use anything. I feel like it may have been the result of a virus or something, because I couldn't even figure out what was using the resources.

Anyway, I eventually had to hard restart the computer, and before booting the OS, it showed a CPU max temperature error. I booted in safe mode and did a system restore. At any rate, I'm now on the computer, and while my resource usage appears to be normal, my CPU temp is ~100 C at idle according to coretemp.

Has this ever happened to anyone? Could a virus have been responsible for the resource usage? Could being overheated carry over to have secondary effects on idle temperatures? My computer sounds quiet now, and I'm not entirely sure all of the fans are running, but I won't have time to open it at least until tomorrow.

It's the system in my sig, running an i7-920. Thanks a lot for the time and help guys.
Edited by Hyrox - 4/30/12 at 6:18pm
post #2 of 20
can you use another monitoring tool like http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ See what that reports.

Sounds like a temp sensor has failed.
post #3 of 20
What cooler are you using? Possibly a pump fail if you're using a LCL.
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can you use another monitoring tool like http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ See what that reports.
Sounds like a temp sensor has failed.

Real Temp is reporting temperatures above 80C at idle, as well.

I'm just using stock cooling.
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What does the BIOS say?
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What does the BIOS say?

BIOS has CPU temperatures at 45C and motherboard at 28C before Windows boot. Does this mean it's the sensors? Do the CPU sensors cause it to crash/get unbearably slow in Windows if they believe the temperature is too high?

As another note, I booted the PC and it seemed to be holding between 60-70 (which is still very high for virtually no load), and it still seemed to lock up and crash. mad.gif
Edited by Hyrox - 4/30/12 at 12:43am
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sounds like its a sensor issue mate.
post #8 of 20
If Realtemp or Coretemp are reporting core temps at 60-100C at idle, either your heatsink came loose, or fan on cpu heatsink isnt working. Cpu temp can be borked, but not all the core temp sensors read by realtemp/coretemp.
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How do you deal with those? I have a similar problem with a 775 board I intended to bench with...Temps start at 65c in the bios HW monitor, and they creep up to 100c and it shuts off.
I KNOW the cooler is making good contact so it can't be that. Did a few re mounts and all. mad.gif
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Well, I remounted my heatsink, and I'm still having the same temperatures. What approach should I take? Am I going to have to purchase a new processor?
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