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Possible overheating problem?

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My computer has been randomly turning off, without going through the shutting down process. It has happened around 5/6 times today varying from 30 mins turned on to 2 hours.

I will be in the middle of something, and without any warning or sounds, it will immediately cut off.

My power cable is firmly plugged in.

 

Is this an issue with overheating?

According to defraggler, my (C:/) drive is at 66C (which is in red text), which I presume means it is over heating?

 

 

I can feel the air from the computer fan when I put my hand at the back of the chassis.

 

Is this an over heating issue? Does anyone know what I can do?

 

I turned my computer on 20 minutes ago. The start up temperature was 35C, and now it's sitting on 56C.

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Check the temperatures of your CPU and video card using Speccy and report back.

 

Also spray some compressed air into the fans and case, heatsinks too to get rid of any dust.

 

Finally if your CPU or video card temps exceed 80C then try replacing the thermal paste.

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Check the temperatures of your CPU and video card using Speccy and report back.

 

Also spray some compressed air into the fans and case, heatsinks too to get rid of any dust.

 

Finally if your CPU or video card temps exceed 80C then try replacing the thermal paste.

 

C:/ drive is 62C.

CPU is ~54C.

Video card is 62C.

 

EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C.

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Check the temperatures of your CPU and video card using Speccy and report back.

 

Also spray some compressed air into the fans and case, heatsinks too to get rid of any dust.

 

Finally if your CPU or video card temps exceed 80C then try replacing the thermal paste.

 

C:/ drive is 62C.

CPU is ~54C.

Video card is 62C.

 

EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C.

 

Well like I said before, spray compressed air in your fans and heatsinks.

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Check the temperatures of your CPU and video card using Speccy and report back.

 

Also spray some compressed air into the fans and case, heatsinks too to get rid of any dust.

 

Finally if your CPU or video card temps exceed 80C then try replacing the thermal paste.

 

C:/ drive is 62C.

CPU is ~54C.

Video card is 62C.

 

EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C.

 

Well like I said before, spray compressed air in your fans and heatsinks.

 

After two hours up-time CPU temperature is varying between 90-94C

Graphics on 67C.

 

Also, I don't have any compressed air...

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Check the temperatures of your CPU and video card using Speccy and report back.

 

Also spray some compressed air into the fans and case, heatsinks too to get rid of any dust.

 

Finally if your CPU or video card temps exceed 80C then try replacing the thermal paste.

 

C:/ drive is 62C.

CPU is ~54C.

Video card is 62C.

 

EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C.

 

Well like I said before, spray compressed air in your fans and heatsinks.

 

After two hours up-time CPU temperature is varying between 90-94C

Graphics on 67C.

 

Also, I don't have any compressed air...

 

Assuming you have the Athlon X2 6400+ from your previous thread, AMD states that it's maximum temperature is around 72C. Therefore if your CPU is reaching 90C+ then there's something definitely wrong. Either the thermal paste is defunct, heatsink not seated properly or poor airflow.

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Check the temperatures of your CPU and video card using Speccy and report back.

 

Also spray some compressed air into the fans and case, heatsinks too to get rid of any dust.

 

Finally if your CPU or video card temps exceed 80C then try replacing the thermal paste.

 

C:/ drive is 62C.

CPU is ~54C.

Video card is 62C.

 

EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C.

 

Well like I said before, spray compressed air in your fans and heatsinks.

 

After two hours up-time CPU temperature is varying between 90-94C

Graphics on 67C.

 

Also, I don't have any compressed air...

 

Assuming you have the Athlon X2 6400+ from your previous thread, AMD states that it's maximum temperature is around 72C. Therefore if your CPU is reaching 90C+ then there's something definitely wrong. Either the thermal paste is defunct, heatsink not seated properly or poor airflow.

So what can I do with this? Just try cleaning it?

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Remove the old thermalpaste and apply some new. If you don't have any, buy some Arctic Silver 5 (AS5).

 

Spray some compressed air within the heatsink and fan.

 

When you put the heatsink back on, ensure it's on correctly and touching the CPU properly.

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Remove the old thermalpaste and apply some new. If you don't have any, buy some Arctic Silver 5 (AS5).

 

Spray some compressed air within the heatsink and fan.

 

When you put the heatsink back on, ensure it's on correctly and touching the CPU properly.

I don't know where the thermal paste should be applied.

 

So I need to buy AS5 and compressed air?

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Remove the old thermalpaste and apply some new. If you don't have any, buy some Arctic Silver 5 (AS5).

 

Spray some compressed air within the heatsink and fan.

 

When you put the heatsink back on, ensure it's on correctly and touching the CPU properly.

I don't know where the thermal paste should be applied.

 

So I need to buy AS5 and compressed air?

 

Thermal paste:

 

Compressed air tutorial: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_properly_clean_your_pc?page=0,1

 

You can buy both items for cheap at your local computer shop/online. Just be sure you read a few tutorials if you're still unsure.

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I think my heatsink my be part of the problem.

 

Current:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spire-CPU-COOLERS-12V-/110817551035#ht_500wt_1081

 

 

I have 2 spare as well:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAISOL-12VDC-Heatsink-Fan-/350526554025#ht_3944wt_931

And I still need to check what the other one is.

 

Perhaps buying a new one would be a good idea?

 

After extensive cleaning of all fans and all over the PC, as well as tucking wires away as best possible, after 5 minutes up time I'm on ~65C with the chassis side open.

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