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Ok, Im having some cooling issues and I am hoping someone here can help me out.

I have an Alienware Aurora R3 about 2 years old now, up until about 4-5 months ago it ran perfect.

Then one day I had a windows update and only the processor will run at 200F, its running at 205F right now with just this forum open.

Ive cleaned everything, new thermal paste, all diagnostics check out ok, and all other temps are just fine, the internal temp of the case is about 80F.

Now.. heres the fun part. My mothers computer, a normal dell about 5-6 years old now did the same thing and has been doing the same thing since the day before mine started to after she had gotten a windows update. But shes running a different version of windows as well. Ive also cleaned out her case and fans and such, but didnt re-apply thermal paste.

Honestly, I am out of ideas.

Thanks in advance.


As a slight update, I did remove my side pannel, and the sink for the pump is warm but not hot to the touch.. do you think the windows update might have just knocked my temp readings off? How would I check that?
Edited by Randtxus - 7/18/13 at 7:44pm
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Remove that update..


How to find it... Click Control Panel
Then uninstall a program
Upper left hand corner. Click View installed updates
Then click the date tab to find the most resent ones. Uninstall each one until the problem is fixed.
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Ok, Im having some cooling issues and I am hoping someone here can help me out.

I have an Alienware Aurora R3 about 2 years old now, up until about 4-5 months ago it ran perfect.

Then one day I had a windows update and only the processor will run at 200F, its running at 205F right now with just this forum open.

Ive cleaned everything, new thermal paste, all diagnostics check out ok, and all other temps are just fine, the internal temp of the case is about 80F.

Now.. heres the fun part. My mothers computer, a normal dell about 5-6 years old now did the same thing and has been doing the same thing since the day before mine started to after she had gotten a windows update. But shes running a different version of windows as well. Ive also cleaned out her case and fans and such, but didnt re-apply thermal paste.

Honestly, I am out of ideas.

Thanks in advance.


As a slight update, I did remove my side pannel, and the sink for the pump is warm but not hot to the touch.. do you think the windows update might have just knocked my temp readings off? How would I check that?


It sounds like something on the software side. There's no way an update would change your temperatures. If they were fine one day, and bad after the update then it's definitely something wrong with the drivers not the hardware.


What motherboard are you using? Simply updating the BIOS would probably fix it.
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Oddly enough I went into the bios just a bit ago and disabled Intel Rapid Storage Technology and when my comp rebooted it went from 195F to 145F. Still going to order some new thermal paste, Im sure the hotter temps didnt help its survivability any even though its only been 3 months since I wiped it, going to put some more on there.

As for removing the update, I had tried that already and it didnt help it any strangely enough.

Im still open to any other suggestions anyone may have.
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Oddly enough I went into the bios just a bit ago and disabled Intel Rapid Storage Technology and when my comp rebooted it went from 195F to 145F. Still going to order some new thermal paste, Im sure the hotter temps didnt help its survivability any even though its only been 3 months since I wiped it, going to put some more on there.

As for removing the update, I had tried that already and it didnt help it any strangely enough.

I'm still open to any other suggestions anyone may have.

Is your motherboards BIOS up to date?
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Yes, bios is up to date, as is graphics card, windows OS, and everything else. smile.gif Everything seems to be fine for now though.
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