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Overheating when CPU is in use help!

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi

My spec:

Intel i7 920 (Standard not overclocked)
Stock heatsink and fan
Gigabyte EX58-UD5
6GB Ram
Geforce 9800

Have had the same spec for 4-5 years now unchanged and have had no problems.
Basically the last few days my pc has been shutting down. It seems that the CPU is overheating.
During normal use the CPU sits at around 45 degrees. When I use Format Factory (which I use a lot) within seconds the temp goes to mid 90's. I have also used IntelBurnTest and the same thing happens.

I have tried re-seating the cooling system. Cleaning and re-applying new thermal compound but still the same.

Obviously something has gone wrong. I'm guessing the CPU or the heatsink/fan system.

How do I know which it is?

I can get a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 for £20 if it's the cooling system! But if it's the CPU then I can't afford to replace that.

If anyone can offer any help / suggestions I would be very grateful!

Cheers

Matt

P.S. When using Format Factory or Handbrake the temp jumps from 40-45 to mid 80's (where I stop the process) in seconds. Guessing cause these programs use 100% of processor.
If I use "All Free Video Converter" the temp goes to about 70 but then again the CPU is only running at 25% ish!
Edited by n33712 - 5/25/13 at 1:29am
post #2 of 18
Where on our big blue marble are you located?

I know it's a dumb question but is the cooler fan running? And all other fans? I'm thinking a fan in your system is dead.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey

I live in UK

I have lots of fans in my PC. All are working. Only thing I would say though is the fan on top of the heatsink doesn't seem to run very fast sometimes! Is there anyway to test the speed of the fan accurately while in windows?

Have been using CoreTemp to test the temperature!

Cheers
post #4 of 18
HWMonitor will give you fan speeds.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

I'm running similar systems; X58A-UD3R under 920 and X58A-UD5 under 980. What case do you have?
As for a cooler my suggestion is something a little better like Thermalright True Spirit 120 / 120m would keep it cool and quiet.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have a Antec case but not sure which. It's a large case with plenty of room!
What should a fan RPM be?

Will take a look at your suggestion of a cooler. Only reason I suggested a Arctic 7 Pro is that I can pick it up in a local store today over ordering from the internet (Moving house in 5 days)
post #6 of 18
Freezer 7 Pro should do the job. It's just not a very good cooler in my opinion but should be about 20c better than stock. I use quality cooler because I see them as long term investment. My oldest is 2007 Thermalright Ultra 120A still going strong with a new fan and mount on an Athlon II X4 620. Had it on my Athlon 64 first, than my 920 until Cogage Arrow, than Phantek PH-TC14PE and finally Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme. I'm cooler poor. biggrin.gif

Please keep me posted of how it all works out.
post #7 of 18
If you got Aida64 you could see what fans are doing what and what temps thumb.gif
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

If you got Aida64 you could see what fans are doing what and what temps thumb.gif
Can do that for free with Open Hardware Monitor.
http://openhardwaremonitor.org/screenshots/
post #9 of 18
Replace the thermal paste first? But yes, keep in mind that nehalem runs really hot. I have a massive heatsink and my 60W(!) TDP Nehalem runs at 40C idle (0.8W draw apparently) ... luckily 45C load. Lol. It's hot here though

I have a feeling your thermal paste is probably all dried up
But at the same time when nehalem first came out people were complaining about 50C idle and everything ...
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post #10 of 18
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Hey

My thermal paste was a little dried up. It's the first thing I did was reapply thermal paste.

Thinking about when the pc went wrong....just before I was running Format Factory (CPU @ 100%) for around 18 hours straight. I just hope it hasn't damaged the CPU......i'm guessing that's unlikely as the pc turns off before the temperature gets critical.

Will probably go with the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro as I can get it today. As moving out of my house on Friday and not moving in to a new house for 3 weeks or so I don't have an address I can send another one too.

I have been running the pc with the intel stock cooler for 4-5 years so i'm sure that the freezer 7 will be fine for now!

I just need to be able to run Format Factory again....be it not for 18 hours!!!! wink.gif

Thank you all for your help.

Matt
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