- Jan 9, 2015
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I think that I am possibly having an overheating issue, I've had this issue since the first day I bought the PC, I took it back and explained that the PC was shutting down after about 30 to 1hr of playing a low graphic intensive game, the guy put it through stress tests and such and told me that there was no issue that he encountered, he told me that if I was that worried about it I could upgrade some things, so I got him to add a $20 fan to the case and a $65 EVO cooler to the CPU. I took the PC home and started the game and it was on for about 3hrs and then it restarted the system, so problem not fixed. I was very young back then so i took the case sides off of the PC and stuck a small fan at it while playing the game. I never got the issue since. However it was only a temporary fix as I knew I needed to get the problem sorted out, after a while (probably a year) my fan broke and so I left the case sides off and continued to play the game and to my surprise the computer did not shut off. So I thought maybe it fixed it's self, so I put the case sides back on and my computer shut off after about 10 minutes. So here I am now 4 years later.
I recently downloaded a program called MSI After Burner because I was wanting to squeeze some extra juice out of my rig, as soon as I opened the program I noticed the temp sitting at 46c/49c, is that normal?? The only thing that was running at the time was the internet browser to type this message, the MSI AfterBurner app to view the temps and steam which was sitting idle in the background doing nothing whatsoever. I put my Core clock to 813mhz and my memory clock to 813mhz and my pc restarted in a matter of minutes. I didn't catch what temp it was at when it restarted though.
Also I opened up EasyTune 6 and viewed the HW Monitor and it reported my fans/temps as:
Fan CPU Now:1550/1650 - Max1500 --------------------- Temp CPU Now:46/48c Max40c
Fan System Now:839 - Max:1500 ------------------- Temp System Now:43c Max:40c
and there is an option at the bottom to enable a warning sigh if overheating occurs, when I press it to audio or buzzer, it instantly goes off like crazy
"With steam closed these values stay the same"
So anyways, I'm not sure if it's an overheating issue but it seems like it is. All I know is that it crashes unless I stick a fan pointed at it or leave the side panels off. Hopefully someone can help me find out what is wrong. Thanks.
When the computer enters sleep mode the fans are still running very fast and loud, they pretty much stay the same speed/loudness as if I were using the computer to run a game or something.
Also I have noticed another issue which is concerning me, my computer would randomly make a long whistling noise when in sleep or being use. it would last for about 20 seconds and then it makes like a burst pocket of air sound and then a noise as if something had kicked in and started up, the noise sounds like it is coming from the area where my soundcard/mobo is.
Processor: AMD PHENOM II X4 970 AM3 3.5 GHZ QUADCORE
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD
Memory: GEIL 8GB KIT DDR3 ENHANCE PLUS C9 1600/1750MHz
Hard Drive: WD CAVIAR BLUE 3.5" 1TB 7200/32MB/SATA3
Graphics Card: XFX HD6670 800Mhz PCIe/1GB/DVI/HDMI/DP
Power Supply: COOLERMASTER EXTREME POWER PLUS 550W
Operating System: MS WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM/64BIT - Full Retail Version