Ok, so the title may sound ridiculous, but EVEREST and Speedfan is telling me that, in full load (playing a game) the System temperature is 100°C+ . Here's Everest temps while i'm playing a small, 70MB game (same thing with big games)
Sensor Type ITE IT8716F (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode (ATI-Diode)
Chassis Intrusion Detected Yes
Motherboard 104 °C (219 °F)
CPU 85 °C (185 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 75 °C (167 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 75 °C (167 °F)
MCP 89 °C (192 °F)
Aux 81 °C (178 °F)
GPU Diode 75 °C (167 °F)
Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 50 °C (122 °F)
CPU 2170 RPM
CPU Core 1.28 V
+2.5 V 1.89 V
+3.3 V 3.26 V
+5 V 4.87 V
+12 V 11.46 V
+5 V Standby 4.87 V
VBAT Battery 3.09 V
I checked the temperatures in BIOS and the System is at 85°C. The system has only 1 fan on the CPU. But, there is a problem. My power supply's fan is not working properly. When i turn on the computer, i have to manually start the fan(push with a brush or pencil) and the air that it is blowing out is insignificant (after 30mins-1h) it starts to blow a little better.
~Oh, and the power supply is so hot that i can't keep my fingers on it for more than 3-4seconds and the air that comes out is hot and smells like burnt.
The computer is running fast, i can do anything on it except playing games.
When i do so, i usually put a room fan to blow to the case.
I did my best at cleaning the fan... but the computer is 1year old and its still under warranty. I know i should go with the warranty to the service but i can do it just after 1-2weeks..(family probs).
So, to finish this, what is wrong with my computer? Are the temperature sensors broken? Is there anyway i can fix this problem without getting to a service? Is it worth it to remove the warranty seals and leave the case open?
- Sorry if my english isn't perfect, i'm still learning.
- Sorry for the long and also if i posted in the wrong section.
Your English is fine...much better than some native English speakers on this forum
Okay so first off, give me specifications of all your hardware. Next, don't even try doing anything if your PSU is having problems, your PSU can die and take half your computer with it. Your temperature censors might be the problem, I would think maybe a Bios flash might fix it but I am not sure. All I would recommend for now is not to do anything on that requires serious load, especially if the PSU is hot and the fan is broken.
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name 6A0BE02337E547D
User Name Administrator
Logon Domain 6A0BE02337E547D
Date / Time 2010-08-25 / 18:57
CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon, 2500 MHz (12.5 x 200)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 6100-4xx, AMD K10
System Memory 3584 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM2: Kingston 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
BIOS Type Award Modular (03/07/08)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (1024 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (1024 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 3450 (RV620)
*About the Bios flash, what's that? Bios update?
**The fan isn't broken, i just have to turn it on manually and its not blowing that hard.
***It will take some time( maybe more than a month ) untill i will go to a service, so i'd like to know if i can do something so i can play a damn game normally..
Yeah, Bios flash=bios update. About the temperatures, you might simply have bad cooling for it. Your ambient temperature might be high and your fans might just not be setup correctly. Next, maybe try reducing voltages and underclock some of your hardware temporarily...like the CPU and GPU. Your hardware might be faulty. However, if the computer worked fine for a year and all of a sudden this happened, chances are something went bad. Other posters will have probably much better information on this.
Actually, this problem showed up like 5-6months ago, and i'm pretty much sure i bought a "not-so-good system" if you know what i mean... I can underlock some of the hardware (considering i play just a 2007game, or low/med-graphics games) and i can reduce the voltage, but if i do so will the warranty still be available?
I think underclocking will reduce the temperatures, but can you explain me with what software should i do this? I'm not a dummie but i never did this before
Well it depends, I can control clocks through my Bios. With a video card, just use one of the many utilities available, ATI has a tool, evga's tool, rivatuner, MSI...etc With the CPU, your Bios should probably be able to.
make sure there isnt dust clogging up the cpu heatsink. and i would suggest if the psu fan is bad get a new psu. if it gets that hot (the psu) it will fail and might damage other parts of your reason...