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Temp issues, or OS issues?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mark Birney, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Mark Birney

    Mark Birney

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    Herro guys,

    Had my computer for a few months now, running Win7RC and it been good. I get the occasional bluescreen when playing games like GTA4 (texture hungry games, so my first thought is GPU issue).

    But yeah, I was thinking temperature issues, because, running it at 3.6ghz for a while now, the CPU temps can range from 35-45 on idle (they went to 45 today, have no idea why, like 5 degrees hotter than normal) and GPU between 45-50 on idle. When running a game, they can go at most 10 degrees higher. Are these normal? And should I be worries about the odd bluescreen?

    Anyway, the real point of this thread is Win7 optimisation: could it be the cause of the system instability? I say this because my father's work laptop is running Win7 and he just got a random bluescreen the other day. Was only running IE and it just seized up on him.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Damian Henderson

    Damian Henderson

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    Your CPU temps sound ok, 55C load?

    Whats your specs?
     
  3. Mark Birney

    Mark Birney

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    Oops, my bad.
    i7 920 D0 @ 3.6ghz (180x20)
    6GB RAM
    HD4890 2gb
    750w PSU

    I made a mistake with the temps. The program I was using is innacurate. I used a different program and tested with Unreal Tournament 3. Idle the temps are actually averaging 55 degrees and load they were 60 degrees I think.
     
  4. Damian Henderson

    Damian Henderson

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    Use http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

    Monitor temps do gaming session check max temps.

    Could be a driver issue though, but check temps with that to.

    But those temps above are good.
     
  5. Eric. K

    Eric. K

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    temps are fine... Intel CPU will shut down the system if the processor overheats..
     
  6. Jason Dewhurst

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    same for amd as well, its what I run and it shuts down at a certain temp.

    guy above is right, hwmonitor is great, much better than coretemp.
     
  7. Mark Birney

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    Installed Win7 64 release version, so should be in tip-top shape now.