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CyberRaptor

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#1 12 years ago

Recently I experimented with some overclocking and I think I may have damaged my hardware, as my CPU temperature seems to rise rapidly. I've attached screenshots with detailed information related to processor and voltage settings. Currently, I have disabled overclocking and returned to default settings. I'm really not sure what to do at this point, but when running a simple 3dMark2003 test results in my processor temperature rising to about 145 degrees Fahrenheit and occasionally crashing the system, that tells me there's a serious problem and I'm reluctant to play any games until I get some advice from the techies here. settings1fw5.th.jpg settings2ia5.th.jpg settings3zy4.th.jpg settings4ag6.th.jpg




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

Well, what is the clock speed of your processor by default, and what did you overclock it to?

And the first image that you provided, was that taken after your overclocked it, and brought it back down to normal, or was it taken while you were overclocking it.




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#3 12 years ago

The first image was shows it set to defaults. I only overclocked the FSB to 210 (default is 200) but I screwed around with the voltage and I think that was my mistake.




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago

Then it seems very possible that you did damage it.

How quickly does the tempurature rise to the temp that you're describing?

And also, what kind of cooling were you using when you were overclocking it?




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#5 12 years ago

Under normal circumstances, it seems to operate at a functional temperature, but as soon as it is placed under moderately stressful conditions, it seems to rapidly overheat. It's got several large fans, including one on the side panel, so there's normally plenty of airflow, although the heat sink is a bit clogged up with dust. Up until now though, I've never had a major problem with overheating like this. What I don't understand though is why it would be screwed up this time, since I have overclocked it further than this before and it never damaged anything. I just hope I don't have to replace the processor.

As of right now, it seems to be at a steady 116 degrees. Great, except for one thing: that's too hot for near-idle processor conditions.




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#6 12 years ago

Most CPUs are more than happy to run at higher than standard voltage if you have adequate cooling; if you don't then most modern CPUs will shut down before the temperature does any damage anyway.




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#7 12 years ago

try using new thermal grease and you may have damaged the sensor to the processor giving you awkward readings the real test is to touch the heatsink. You shouldnt burn your hand but it should be warm.




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#8 12 years ago

Well, I cracked open the case earlier, and the heat sink felt just warm to the touch. Certainly nothing close to a burning sensation, and there was no unusual smell or signs of melting.




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#9 12 years ago

If something in your PC melts at that temperature I'd be worried...




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#10 12 years ago

1st reset your Bios so it erasses all the cmos settings back to defalt run the computer as normal and if it over heats look at the fans as your computer is on see if some of them are dead or running at lower RPMs if need be turnt he RPMs up on some of the fans if need be and leave the side pannel off (if it is a dell case it might not work) temps should go down if u leave the side pannel off.