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Hey guys, lately in the hot weather (in aus) my PC (an old pentium 4, 3ghz) has been randomly rebooting itself & i think it's overheating so i ran speedfan & got these temps and fan speeds, are they normal?

GPU- 52C
System- 37C
CPU- 65C at idle and up to 85C when multitasking
AUX- 36C
HD0- 47C
HD1- 70C
Core- 52C

Sys Fan- 2377 RPM
CPU Fan- 2596 RPM

I think the CPU temps look a bit high?.. maybe i need to buy a new CPU fan and heatsink? and i think i rubbed off the thermal paste so maybe i should buy some of that too?

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I think the CPU temps look a bit high?.. maybe i need to buy a new CPU fan and heatsink? and i think i rubbed off the thermal paste so maybe i should buy some of that too?
so your telling me you currently have none on there? umm ya might wanna get some - take your pick really - ac5 is the common consensus, however im sure someone will chime in with an over abundance of graphs and statistical info on whats better XD

otherwise the temps are good. im guessing hdd1 is close to a head source? or what hdd is your os on? what would explain the temp difference?
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Your HD temps are a bit high. That one at 70c is close to failure temps.
As mentioned , that CPU needs some thermal paste asap. That CPU fan must be squealing like a girl. Open the side of your case, if there´s a good drop in temps you got poor airflow as well. Any dust inside ?
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Speedfan is known for its quirkiness and off-the-wall readings. That is not to say that in some situations (builds) that it can not be accurate and useful.

You may want to compare your readings with some other utilities:

CoreTemp
HWMonitor
RivaTuner (GPU only)

Also, have you cleaned out the inside of the PC lately?

You stated that you "rubbed off" the thermal paste. Does that mean you are not using any TIM?

If so I would apply some immediately.

Lastly, an aftermarket cooler (even a mid-range unit) can help immensely.
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Originally Posted by steevie.h View Post
hey guys, lately in the hot weather (in aus) my pc (an old pentium 4, 3ghz) has been randomly rebooting itself & i think it's overheating so i ran speedfan & got these temps and fan speeds, are they normal?

Gpu- 52c
system- 37c
cpu- 65c at idle and up to 85c when multitasking
aux- 36c
hd0- 47c
hd1- 70c
core- 52c

sys fan- 2377 rpm
cpu fan- 2596 rpm

i think the cpu temps look a bit high?.. Maybe i need to buy a new cpu fan and heatsink? And i think i rubbed off the thermal paste so maybe i should buy some of that too?

Thanks heaps everyone!

face palm!

Get TIM now!
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First of all thanks heaps for the advice everyone and pls bear with me im a bit of a noob!

i double checked CPU temp on HWMonitor and these were my results:






It seems the CPU is indeed overheating im going to get some of that paste and probably a new CPU fan.

Now that we've established that the PC is overheating, is that why im getting random reboots? i turned off auto restart and instead of reboots im now getting BSOD, three today already >_>

it reads "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down.....

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

does that seem like something you'd get due to an overheating PC?

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oh yeah and when you's say TIM is that the paste?

and the fan is sometimes squealing loud but that's probably b/c of the lack of thermal paste and it having to over compensate, not a prob with fan itself right?

and HWMonitor says my HDD1 is 56 not 70 like speedfan is 56 an acceptable temp?

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Originally Posted by steevie.h View Post
First of all thanks heaps for the advice everyone and pls bear with me im a bit of a noob!

i double checked CPU temp on HWMonitor and these were my results:






It seems the CPU is indeed overheating im going to get some of that paste and probably a new CPU fan.

Now that we've established that the PC is overheating, is that why im getting random reboots? i turned off auto restart and instead of reboots im now getting BSOD, three today already >_>

it reads "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down.....

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

does that seem like something you'd get due to an overheating PC?

Thanks again for all the help!

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Originally Posted by steevie.h View Post
oh yeah and when you's say TIM is that the paste?

and the fan is sometimes squealing loud but that's probably b/c of the lack of thermal paste and it having to over compensate, not a prob with fan itself right?

and HWMonitor says my HDD1 is 56 not 70 like speedfan is 56 an acceptable temp?

thanks a lot ppl
TIM (Thermal Interface Material) is a paste that is applied between the footprint of the heatsink and the thermal spreader of the CPU (visible outer casing).

TIM is vital in the transferance of heat from one mass to another as it fills the microscopic voids that exist between the 2 surfaces. On a side note, is possible to run without TIM (i.e. TheInformationators test with a Big Typhoon) but that is with lapped surfaces. Nevertheless it is rare to operate without TIM.



Another factor to consider is your ambient temperature, this is the temperature of the environment that the system is running in (room temp). If you live in a warm climate with no AC then you are at a disadvantage as you will be reliant on the weather.

Knowing what the ambient temperature will be helpful to determine if your system is running too far out of expected tolerances insofar as the ambient temp only, but is not the deciding factor. Do you know what your ambient is?



Your HDD is kinda warm at 56C as the general guideline is 5C ~ 55C. A HDD cooler or placement of an intake fan in front of the HDD will help with that issue.


IRQ error: IRQL is an acronym for Interrupt Request Level, a process wherein a system device (i.e video/sound card) requests cycles from the CPU. Additionally this error can be also be caused by bad or mismatched RAM kits, or a corrupt or bad Virtual Memory page file.... there are probably more potential causes... overheating being one of them.

You are already on the way to eliminating the heat factor. You may also want to test your RAM using Memtest.

^that is where I would start.

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Hi Syrillian thanks for your detailed reply. I'll be sure to try and keep the ambient down by having the AC on when its hot and fix the other temp issues with the TIM etc.

I actually did run memtest yesterday and i asked about my results on another section but didnt get much help. I got an error within 1 minute of running the test so i thought to myself which stick is it? b/c i have 3. Then i ran memtest with only 1 stick in for each stick and got an error every time! even though it's an old system (4 or 5yrs) i find it difficult to believe all 3 sticks need replacement? do u think it might be a problem with my motherboard instead?

I'm going to fix up the TIM tomorrow and get CPU to a better temp (btw what is the optimum range?) and if i still get BSOD it seems i might have to get 3 new sticks of RAM >_>
    
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Hello again.

Did you try each memory module in each slot?

Is your system running at stock speeds when you tested the RAM?

Did you make any system-setting changes before you started getting these errors?

Do you have a friend that will lend you stick of RAM (known to be fully operational) to test each slot on the motherboard?

As far as your CPU operating range, you can look up the specs. Here.

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