Lately i've been getting alot of overheating problems, even when doing processes like unzipping a large .rar file, my PC overheats. Even though, i've put an extra fan in, and the case is open. Anyone know what i could do about this?
Specs if you need them Windows XP 8800GT Dual core 4200+ 2GB ram
What makes you think its overheating? I have a system with hotter things then you do, and no issues...
Well, I recently reformated, so i can't think its anything else, and when i place a fan blowing into the case, it doesn't shut itself down. So i'm assuming overheating.
Hi there ^^
FireStormz;4397010Dual core 4200+
I assume that's an Athlon 64 X2 ? If so I have a very similar computer :) May I ask which heatsink / fan combo you're using on it ? I found out the stock one was insufficient (well, at least the stock that was given with my 3500+ before I upgraded :p ) ... so I've replaced it with a Noctua NH-U12F and gained like 10°C :] Later, since summer is coming, I added a NF-R8 (from Noctua again ^^ ) to the back of the case so it extracts air to the outside more efficiently and gained more 4 / 5 °C :}
Note : you may also want to check if you can just remove dust from your current heatsink.
Yeah its an althlon 64 x2. The extra fan i put in is just a cheap one you can plug into the power supply and place on the back just below the power supply. I've also sped up the fans.
What do you mean by overheat? Processors can get very hot and still function alright.
Have you cleaned out the dust?
What exactly does it do? Any error messages, or does it just power itself off and/or restart? Bad ram might also cause problems similar to what your describing.
It just turns off, doesn't restart.
sounds like a bad ram problem i had once
I dont think its RAM because, when i cool the PC down with a third party fan while gaming, it doesn't crash. I think its my GPU thats overheating, but i can't be sure.