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Quad heating up. Need solutions
show user profile  inxa
Hello People,

Recently my QUAD is heating up tooo much.

- Earlier for a 2000 res it max used to go to 55-60*C
- Now after I have changed my hdd suddenly it's going as high as 70*C (argggggggggh)
- Can sometime tell me why does this happen

I don't really think changing hdd has had any affect. Neither the fan has moved.

- What solution do I have to control the temperature. Do I need Cpu coolers or Cooling fans will work great.

At no rendering time it is - 40 at rendering time it's around 70*C

Help help.

Thanks in advance.

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3/23/2009 3:58:26 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 4:03:05 AM)
show user profile  VKotek
have you tried blowing on it?
Vojtech Kotek

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3/23/2009 4:08:30 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 4:08:30 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Could be the thermal paste isn't as effective as it used to be & needs replacing.

Bigger heatsink might help.

Better fan.

Water cooling.

... if it isn't overheating & shutting down, I wouldn't worry too much.
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3/23/2009 4:15:19 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 4:15:19 AM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
Have you cleaned (vacuum cleaned) the cooler yet? Maybe bundling your cables inside wil help you create better airflow.

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3/23/2009 4:21:15 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 4:21:15 AM)
show user profile  marktsang
how are you reading the temp?? through a program or the bios?
there are some motherboards with know faults at reading temps - mine is one of them -
its a tyan thunder kwe - it reads one proc as 25 and one at 65 - a bios update can fix this
your computer should shutdown if it overheats so are you sure the reading is accurate?
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3/23/2009 6:58:14 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 6:58:14 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Which CPU is it? Are you sure those are not normal temperature? My q6600 is one of the earlier in the production of the series, and it generates a lot of heat.
I've searched the net and found out 70 at full load is nothing to worry about for this CPU. They made a revision later and q6600s are much colder now.

I got it go to above 85, old paste and much dust, now that was something to worry about...

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3/23/2009 8:09:34 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 8:09:34 AM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
So, all you changed was your hard drive. How so? Is the new drive SATA? What was the old one? Is the new drive actually brand new, or used? Does it seem a bit slow when reading files, like movies or music? When you go to the task manager (ctrl+shift+esc), what CPU usage % does it say?
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3/23/2009 10:48:26 AM (last edit: 3/23/2009 10:50:08 AM)
show user profile  rd1010
Hey, this is something I recommend:

get a case like this:

It has great ventilation, I have one myself.. I think it may let more dust in but you can just use those dust blower things.
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3/23/2009 4:57:43 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 4:58:24 PM)
show user profile  Jimboliah
First open the case and run the machine, is the fan turning?
Are there any wires that could obstruct the fans movement?
Some cases have fans in the side cover and the wire from the fan pushes into the CPU fan when you put the cover back on.
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3/23/2009 5:17:36 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 5:17:36 PM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
1. Check All fans are running
2. Check that the heatsink isnt clogged with dust in between the fins.
3. Make sure the heatsink hasnt come un-seated or loose.

if none of those is a problem, take it off and replace the TIM, although I seriously doubt this is a problem, 99.9% of the time when processors start getting to hot like this its because of one of those three things. If you aren't overclocking, aftermarket cooling isnt necessary.

A good application of TIM should last you at least 3-4 years if done right.

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3/23/2009 5:20:10 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 5:20:10 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne

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3/23/2009 5:57:45 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 5:57:45 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
didn't read all of the solution posts, but if you haven't already, try taking heat sink off of the cpu and reapplying the cpu paste. If you are using a stock heat sink you might want to think about upgrading heat sinks. I don't know what it is exactly, but mine looks like it came out of a small car.

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3/23/2009 6:28:02 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 6:28:02 PM)
show user profile  inxa

vkotek - Yep I kept fan opp. to it, didn't work much

Advance - Hmm, only once it did overheat and shutdown. That's why am worried.

Idiot - Yep all the time. Cleaning is regularly.

Mark - I can control both ways. Bios I can't while am rendering right. I have a abit software and vdo tool, but overclocked anything. It's recently after I changed my hdd this is happening. I wonder if I moved any wire or something.

Horizon - Quad yep I think that's one is mine as well. PC"s are costly here, cant' afford to keep updating ;)

Deji - Both a sata's. Nothings slow, alsl good. It's similar to the other hdd in comparison to cpu usage.

rd1010 - Thanks let's see

Jimboliah - Alls free to rotate, no wire problem

Stephen - Hmmm

Ktonne - Thanks

9krausec - I am thinking of getting cpu cooler and a gemini s fan from cooler master

Well I wonder whether changing the anything in the vdo tool does affect. I remember I changed the fan from dynamic 3d to static and 100 % usage. But then set it as default.

The memory - 440, cpu 550 values I haven't played with that either.

In a day or to I am going to install the cooler cpu and the fan.

Luckily I have a air cooler not a conditioner, which I used to blow cool air on the cpu. The temp's come down to 39*C for the cpu. But when I render bang it shoots up as high as 70*C again.

Finding an answer for that.

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3/23/2009 10:08:53 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 10:08:53 PM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
Blowing cold air over the heatsink makes a difference when the cpu isnt at its maximum 45watt heat energy output because the cool air has time to effect the fins before becoming heated by the hot air coming off the heatsink. As the CPU gets closer to that 45watt output, the air itself gets hotter, diminishing your return on the cold air input because the cold air is heated before it reaches the heatsink by the air being pushed down and away from the processor socket.

You might see a greater return with a CPU cooler where the fan blows across the heatsink instead of down toward the CPU, that way its drawing in the cold air, the cold air effects the heatsink, and then is warmed and pushed away, as opposed to now when the cold air is getting caught in the turbulence created around the socket and simply being warmed up again by that hot air before reaching the heatsink, and your back at your 70C mark because it isnt making any difference.

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3/23/2009 11:36:48 PM (last edit: 3/23/2009 11:36:48 PM)
show user profile  Vivifyer
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3/24/2009 12:59:55 AM (last edit: 3/24/2009 12:59:55 AM)
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