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January 1, 2013 6:59:07 PM

Hello everyone. I play a lot of games on the computer. Whenever I play multiplayer Crysis 2 Maximum Edition my computer overheats and shuts down. I suspect it is my GPU but I am not entirely sure. Crysis 2 is the only game that overheats my computer though. Other games such as Max Payne 3, Far Cry 3, Call of Duty Black Ops, Call of Duty Black Ops II, Modern Warfare 2, Skyrim, and more that I can't remember off the top of my head do not overheat my computer. Last time when I was playing Crysis 2 my computer shutdown. I felt the vents and they were really hot. My motherboard displays the temperature, and when I turned the computer back on it said 97 C. Everything was really hot on the vents. I had a cooling problem about 2 or 3 months ago though. I installed new fans and the problem seemed to be eliminated. I have six fans including the heat sink and GPU fan. Every single slot where a fan is available; I put one. So, something must be really wrong. I have such an urge to play Crysis 2 right now, but I am scared to do so.

My System Specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JUSTIN-PC
System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
System Model TA990FXE
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, 3300 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 4.6.4, 3/8/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Justin-PC\Justin M*******
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.33 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.8 GB
Page File Space 7.98 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
January 1, 2013 7:17:45 PM

Have you cleaned/dusted the inside of your computer ever?
January 1, 2013 7:22:07 PM

What is overheating? The CPU? GPU?
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January 1, 2013 7:22:38 PM

killerhurtalot said:
Have you cleaned/dusted the inside of your computer ever?


Yes I have in the past, but last time I opened my computer to add the fans there was dust everywhere. It was on the heatsinks and all over parts of the case. I didn't clean it at that time since I didn't have any compressed air.

Edit: I suspect the GPU, but I really don't know to be honest. How can I find out?
January 1, 2013 7:23:31 PM

do you MSI afterburner to keep an eye on GPU temps, keeps a nice log
January 1, 2013 7:24:18 PM

madbiker said:
do you MSI afterburner to keep an eye on GPU temps, keeps a nice log


Ok, what game should I do the logs on? Should I then copy and past the results here?
January 1, 2013 7:25:24 PM

Justin979271 said:
Yes I have in the past, but last time I opened my computer to add the fans there was dust everywhere. It was on the heatsinks and all over parts of the case. I didn't clean it at that time since I didn't have any compressed air.

Edit: I suspect the GPU, but I really don't know to be honest. How can I find out?


well there's your problem lol. clean it first and then see if there's overheating problems...
January 1, 2013 7:27:07 PM

Justin979271 said:
Yes I have in the past, but last time I opened my computer to add the fans there was dust everywhere. It was on the heatsinks and all over parts of the case. I didn't clean it at that time since I didn't have any compressed air.

Edit: I suspect the GPU, but I really don't know to be honest. How can I find out?



your computer is a mess, clean it out.
January 1, 2013 7:28:38 PM

Dust kills PC's.
January 1, 2013 7:30:30 PM

Dust could seriously be the problem?
January 1, 2013 7:35:09 PM

You need to clean out your computer case. Check your cpu temps at idle and under load. Usually if your computer is shutting off it would be due to cpu temps. This could be caused by dust build up, or your heatsink is not seated correctly (or fan is not working properly. Core Temp or HWmonitor are a couple programs used to monitor temps. If your GPU is overheating you may need to clean it out with compressed air as well.
January 1, 2013 7:49:02 PM

Justin979271 said:
Dust could seriously be the problem?


how old are you? lol.
January 1, 2013 9:44:31 PM

killerhurtalot said:
how old are you? lol.



16 and I have the logs from MSI Afterburner. I was playing CSS for 112 minutes. I'll copy and paste the logs.

00, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, Hardware monitoring log v1.4
01, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
02, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, GPU temperature ,GPU usage ,Fan speed ,Fan tachometer ,Core clock ,Memory clock ,Memory usage
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 0 ,°C ,0.000 ,100.000 ,10
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 1 ,% ,0.000 ,100.000 ,10
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 2 ,% ,0.000 ,100.000 ,10
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 3 ,RPM ,0.000 ,10000.000 ,10
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 4 ,MHz ,0.000 ,1500.000 ,10
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 5 ,MHz ,0.000 ,5000.000 ,10
03, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 6 ,MB ,0.000 ,3072.000 ,10
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:47, 50.000 ,4.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,61.309
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:48, 51.000 ,4.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,62.070
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:49, 51.000 ,1.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,62.070
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:50, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,61.309
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:51, 51.000 ,2.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,61.910
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:52, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,61.309
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:53, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,66.266
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:54, 51.000 ,6.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,61.930
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:55, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:56, 51.000 ,2.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:57, 51.000 ,7.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,60.621
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:58, 51.000 ,2.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:46:59, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:00, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:01, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:02, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:03, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.168
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:04, 50.000 ,8.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.527
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:05, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.527
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:06, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.527
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:07, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.527
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:08, 50.000 ,1.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.527
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:09, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:10, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:11, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:12, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:13, 51.000 ,2.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,50.152
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:14, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,55.777
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:15, 51.000 ,9.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,82.109
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:16, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,132.484
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:17, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,137.406
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:18, 50.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,137.406
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:19, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,137.406
80, 01-01-2013 16:47:20, 51.000 ,0.000 ,43.000 ,0.000 ,399.999 ,1200.000 ,137.406
January 1, 2013 10:35:49 PM

Just clean it with compressed air - thoroughly - and see what happens. Then set an email reminder to clean it every 2 or 3 months.
January 2, 2013 1:33:24 AM

J_E_D_70 said:
Just clean it with compressed air - thoroughly - and see what happens. Then set an email reminder to clean it every 2 or 3 months.


Ok, thanks.

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January 2, 2013 1:58:10 AM
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It's likely your CPU. C2 multi is pretty intensive on any CPU. DL HWMonitor and keep an eye on your temps. http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
April 3, 2013 1:31:09 PM

Sorry to bring this thread back, its been awhile. I just needed to buy four new fans and remove the old ones. The fans I was using originally were already three, four, and five years old from older computers in the house. The problem is fixed. Thank you all though.
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