I just built my first rig this weekend and I think my processor is overheating. I haven't done anything on the computer except install Win7 ultimate, but my computer is crashing at random intervals. I was able to watch a few movies on it last night after a couple crashes, but this morning I can't even turn the thing on without it getting too hot.
- processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
- mobo: MSI P43-C51 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
I'm using the stock cooling/heating that came with the processor, but I've got a total of 5 fans in my case (which I think are pointed the right way ). Whenever I boot up into windows, some software that came with my motherboard comes up and tells me that my processor is getting too hot (80-82 C!!) and starts to force a shutdown. I don't know if I've inadvertently changed something or somehow have used MSI's "DOT" to enable some kind of overclocking...
Anyway, here's some monitoring information I pulled out of my BIOS:
CPU Smart FAN Target [55 C]
CPU Min.FAN Speed(%) [87.5]
----- PC Health Status -----
CPU Temperature [82 C / 179 F]
System Temperature [25 C / 77 F]
CPU FAN Speed [1950 RPM]
SYS FAN 1 Speed [0 RPM]
CPU Vcore [1.144 V]
3.3V [3.376 V]
5V [5.129 V]
12V [12.144 V]
If I go to this hardware monitor in my BIOS as soon as I turn the computer on, I can watch the CPU Temperature go from ~55 to 82 at a rate of ~1 degree/sec. Am I missing something? I noticed SYS FAN 1 speed was 0 RPM (and there's nothing plugged into my SYS FAN 1 slot) but I don't see any other cords on the heatsink.
Really hoping someone here can help! I'll be happy to provide any additional details.