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Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

Okay, three hours fifty-six minutes ago my time my computer shut down while I was in the process of typing something up for the AA forums. Well, let's not get into details. In short there is a monitor error in the hardware. After I started the computer up again I checked my CPU temperature. It was reading 214 degrees Celsius. The thing is that I have the automatic shutdown set at 85 degrees Celsius. I left the computer alone, made sure it was OFF for approximately three hours and ten minutes. I was on for about four minutes until it shut off again. My current temperature after nearly four hours is 108 degrees Celsius. Now, surely four hours is enough for it to cool down more tha six degrees, please tell me otherwise. I am now led to believe that this truly is a monitoring error of my processor temperature, I don't know what else it could be. *Insurance post, make sure I don't lose this incase of shut down.*




Smitty025

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#2 14 years ago

are you sure those reading are celsius? because I dont think it actually got that hot. 100 degrees Celsius is 212 degrees Fahrenheit.




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#3 14 years ago

Open your chassie and look at your CPU fan while the machine is powered on. Check its RPM in bios, check for dustbunnies blocking airflow, check heatsink for thermal paste/tape.




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#4 14 years ago

phone technical support and ask if they've had a sensor problem befor




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#5 14 years ago

Sounds like a Sensor screwup. There is no way in hell that a system can run that hot that fast, and if it even did, it'd have permanant damage before it wouldve shut off anyways.




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#6 14 years ago

Yeah, I checked both last night. Sorry I didn't mention that, it turned off soon after I posted that last bit. Well, it has been thirteen hours and the temperature is down to 30 degrees Celcius, and it was that hot, it shows the temperature both in metric and English units.

As for the fan speed, it was and stilll is at 74 rpm. I checked the CPU and saw no visible damage, it was pretty warm, but not as hot as what it was reading. I check for dust once a month and there was no more than usual.




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#7 14 years ago

Bah, on a laptop right now and for some reason I can no longer edit my previous post.

Okay, it must be a monitoring problem due to the fact my computer just shut down. Again, the temperature is at 108 degrees Celcius, and the computer was only on for six minutes. Even without a fan it shouldn't jump from 30 to 108 degrees in a matter of seconds.

Looks like I have a "slight" problem. Don't want the computer to ignore processor temperature or turn the automatic shutdown off, but I fear it wouldn't really matter. If there is a problem with the hardware monitor, those functions really are useless at the moment.




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#8 14 years ago
Ensign RilesAs for the fan speed, it was and stilll is at 74 rpm. I checked the CPU and saw no visible damage, it was pretty warm, but not as hot as what it was reading. I check for dust once a month and there was no more than usual.

Is your CPU fan running at 74rpm? Mine runs at 2500..




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#9 14 years ago

Yes, that is what the hardware monitor said. I tried starting my computer up again after six hours of it being off. After about five minutes it shut off and I checked temperature, same 108 degrees Celcius but the CPU fan speed was "not available".

There is a slight odor of burning rubber, though, which was not there before.




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#10 14 years ago

hmmm... mayby your CPU fan is burned out... mine did and smelled like rubber or something too




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