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liquideyez

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#1 12 years ago

this might have been an isolated incident, i highly doubt. just yesterday i was converting some video files i have to mpeg2, after i finished, i closed all apps. left the room for about 10 min's. and when i returned i notice the cpu temp, was high as my thermostast indicator was marking HH (high hot) and not the usual temp. i immeditaly opened the task manager and saw that the CPU had spiked to 100% in an instant and quickly returned to normal and temp. i have an AMD 64 athlon X2 and both cores spiked, when i have any apps. running its usually at about 30% of CPU usage. and the only background apps. i have running are my firewall and antivirus. what happend im still trying to figure that out. has anyone came across this, i know the AMD processor runs on the cool and quite feature, is there any way to avoid this from ever happening again?




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

I would run some anti virus/spware checks.




Oblivious

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#3 12 years ago

Have you monitored the cpu temp in the past under the same conditions (same ambient temp, encoding a video) and was it alot different? The X2's get pretty darn hot during video encoding as both cores get fully utilized (100% usage for each core is normal). If the temp is below 55 degrees celcius, you should be fine. Over 60 would be a concern, and as a general rule it's good to try to keep it below 50.

One thing you may want to check is if your case/cpu fans and the cpu heatsink are dirty. My temps usually drop about 5-10 degrees after I clean out my screens, fans and heatsinks every couple of months.




liquideyez

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#4 12 years ago

temperature heated up to 44C when the HH started flashing so it wasnt that hot, my temps are usually at 28-33C i got 3 120mm fans and 2 80mm's. so far ive had it running for 12 hrs. straight randomly opening apps. especially the video encoding apps. and nothing has happend no extreme cpu usage nor over heating, i ran the anti spyware and antivirus scans only tracking cookies.




marvinmatthew

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#5 12 years ago

Well, then Windows was probably doing something on its own. And stoped when it realised that you were back on your computer.




liquideyez

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#6 12 years ago

yeah lol makes me wonder. maybe updating. sometimes my firewall and antivirus fight for internet access to update. this is because i set the setting to download when system is idle but i still dont know why this would be a cause to heat up.