Im currently having issues with my desktop computer and the temperature of my CPU.
the hardware im using is;
Abit aw9d mobo
ati radeon power colour 4850 1gb
6gb of ddr2 ram at 800mhz
intel q6600 quad core 2.4ghz
two 320 gb harddrives a maxtor and a western digital
The temperatures for my cpu is being read at 60deg on idle in bios according to the built in uguru software on the mobo. I have tried putting in another cpu a single core at 2.8ghz and that was running at 70deg :shock:
After checking the voltage levels being put into the cpu i notcied it was overclocked, i can't remember the exact figures but it wasn't what it should have been normally. This could explain why the cpu was reading at such a high deg but i am not 100% sure as to the touch there was no way the heatsink was at this temperature or anywhere near it, more like 30-40deg and with a temp gun it read at 35deg (not that reliable though as they dont work great on shiny surfaces) I tried with a water cooling system and with a low profile aluminium fan and there was little difference between the two.
I first thought that the uguru readings where inaccurate as i have previously said when touching the heatsink it was no way near that temperature and the system had been running for under 1 minute.
When trying to install windows 7 it would keep freezing from 1-2 minutes after it started loading, there was also a heat sensor alarm triggered making a beeping noise.
Before all this started i had the system running for around two years at an idel temp of 40-50 and when playing eve or other games a temp of 55-68.
This would have been using the settings on the mobo that had it overclocked so i am a bit worried if my cpu is now shot and i will need to get a new one or not.
tldr: cpu been overclocked with out knowing for two years and is now running very hot am i likely to need a new one?
try HW monitor to check the temps, pretty precise readings.
also, in the bios there should be a way to reset everything to defaults, if the voltage is higher than normal, thats the reason for the extra heat.
Thanks for the reply's guys, i assume the HW monitor is this
Since i posted my original question i thought about the problem a bit more and considered that the uguru program might be giving false figures.
Originally i managed to boot into ubuntu which was allready installed on my second hdd, i was going to load it up again then leave the computer to play a dvd and see if it could, if this works i would imagine that the dvd drive is ok, i might also try running a different version of windows 7 installation disk just incase the disk i was originally using was faulty, even though i doubt this would explain the computer locking up. Is it worth me doing all of this or are these un likely to do anything for my problem?