Overheating problem with Asus P5N-D
I have a system with Intel Quad core Q8200 2.33Ghz ,Asus P5N-D motherboard,Sparkle Nvidia 9600GT 512MB,2*160GB HDD and 2*2GB RAM .System is overheating and freezing when i use one or more application.So can you tell me what to do.
Yeah, you have to find out exactly what part/component is the issue. Make sure there CPU heat sink is fastened securely. Doesn't hurt to add some ceramique cream to the processor for better heat transfer. Also, I have the same exact computer you have it's kind of funny.
Intel Quad-Core 2.4 GHz
2GB Ram (Ballistix Tracers)
PNY 512MB Nvdia GPU
I think our graphics cards are slightly different but we have almost the same computer, lol.
So I'll share my story here. My tower worked wonderfully well for the first 6-7 months. Then I had a fire in the apartment and the fire team sprayed in 100,000 gallons of water, and that flooded the ground the tower was sitting on up to four inches. So 4 inches of the motherboard were underwater. After the fire, I let the computer tower dry for 2 months (no kidding!) After that, I took it apart, and cleaned the smoke, thick soot, and minerals off of all the components with 90% pure rubbing alcohol (doesn't conduct electricity) and cotton swabs. Took a long time. Even had to take the power source apart to clean inside of it. Then I put everything back together and it runs fine for the first 2-3 hours of use every time I use it. But after that the CPU usage jumps from 3% to 30% even when idle and it the damn thing slows down so much that the mouse skips across the screen. Not sure what to do. Especially since I can run a virus scan AND spyware scan at the same time when I boot anytime in the first hour and no issues and only a usage of 11% CPU tops for both those at the same time. and it won't slow down but after an hour when the scans are long done it slows down... I don't get it. I know I get a CMOS error and the battery needs replacement but I don't get why it slows down like that it reminds me of your tower...
I have to point two 80 mm fans on my P5N-D Northbridge to keep it cool. I don't get crashes or freezes and I keep my e4500 Oc'd to 2.93 Ghz and the DDR 2 800 RAM OC'd to 90 MHz. With everything on stock the Northbridge stays cooler but still hot to the touch. It could just be the way Asus made these boards - to run hot.
Well let me tell you this... I have a E8500 on my Asus P5N-D running at 4.2Ghz with nothing more than standard coolling. 3 case fans, 1in front at the HDD bays, 1at the back and one on the side panel. thats it! and the NB is normal temp I can keep my finger there for 12seconds before it starts to burn.
My first P5N-D's NB got so hot that I can barely touch it for 2seconds before I had a bluster on my finger. My system seemed to work fine without freezes and restarts but like they say, if the 4second finger test fails, RMA it to be sure.
So,..... I RMA'ed my first P5N-D and guess what? It was faulty got a new one and volla! problem solved... so consider it