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I suspect my computer is overheating because I get a lot of lag when I run simple games. My graphics card is a 5200 g-force 4 so I doubt that is a problem and I have 1 GB of memory with a 2.7 Ghz processor.

I downloaded a temperature program called Hmonitor and here were the results (see attachment).

What should my board and cpu temperatures be set at? Also I see it shows 2 cpu's what's up with that?

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Hello, Die4me

If your processor supports multi-threading that might result in it showing 2 cpus. The temps are way to hot though..it might not be showing accurate temps. Please download MBM5 here - http://downloads.gur...c21fa7e2a97e17e

Run it and paste back the temps it gives you.
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Download Everest Home here

http://www.lavalys.h...p?pid=1&lang=en

Run it, click + next to computer then sensor

Mine are below 30C after 9 hours
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Paste back the voltages too, please.
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Here are the results from MBM

Everest takes 9 hours? Maybe I'll try that tonight but there has to be an easier way.

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My PC has been on for 9 hours and the temperatures are below 30C

It will give you the results in a minute
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Ok, that is just way to hot, it's definitely overheating at those temps, and that's if it's an AMD cpu, if it's an intel then that's even worse. Is you heatsink fan running, very fast, is there alot of dust in there?
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Its an AMD. Here are the results from Everest. Can overheating cause lagging in games? I need some recommendations on what to do....


Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type ITE IT8705F, National LM90 (ISA 290h, SMBus 4Ch)
Motherboard Name Soyo KT333 / KT400 / KT600 / KT880 Series

Temperatures:
Motherboard 49 C (120 F)
CPU 73 C (163 F)
Hitachi HDS722580VLAT20 42 C (108 F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 4500 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.63 V
+3.3 V 3.12 V
+5 V 4.60 V
+12 V 12.54 V
DIMM 2.48 V
AGP 1.49 V
Debug Info F FF 4B 00
Debug Info T 36 63 189
Debug Info V 66 C3 AB C4 9B 5D 6A (F7)
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TOO HOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Take side panel off to temperarily give you relief....

As one poster stated....check for dust...Believe me dust can accumulate heavily around the heatsink/fan and cpu....if needed get a caan of compressed air and clean the dust out..(do this while powered off of course).
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Who set this puppy up? Was it always this hot? Did you use a heatsink compound?

Is it in a desk, perhaps?

No case fans?

It is too hot, but I would like more info on this machine--motherboard model? I see soyo and I can tell you that Soyo onboard motherboard heat sensors tend to read MUCH hotter than others
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Very good point GerryF....Forgot about the usual setup on local computer desks sales...usually have a compartment that is mostly closed in to put the tower in....This is a no-no...when closed in like that absolutely minimal air circulation...Not a good idea (although seems to attract a majority of the public).

Aesthetics/convenience is really a villian in some cases(no pun intended)...
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Who set this puppy up? Was it always this hot? Did you use a heatsink compound?

My uncle built it 2 years ago and I don't know if he used a heatsink compound.

Is it in a desk, perhaps?

It was in a desk with two walls on the right and left. I took it out, opened up both sides of the case, and put a small house fan to blow air on the board.

No case fans?

Just one fan and thats on the board.

Motherboard: Soyo KT400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)

Here's the results after running a test after I did the above things. Without the house fan the cpu temp goes above 60


Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type ITE IT8705F, National LM90 (ISA 290h, SMBus 4Ch)
Motherboard Name Soyo KT333 / KT400 / KT600 / KT880 Series

Temperatures:
Motherboard 31 C (88 F)
CPU 56 C (133 F)
CPU Diode 49 C (120 F)
Hitachi HDS722580VLAT20 31 C (88 F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 4327 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.63 V
+3.3 V 3.15 V
+5 V 4.73 V
+12 V 12.42 V
DIMM 2.48 V
AGP 1.49 V
Debug Info F FF 27 FF
Debug Info T 30 43 49
Debug Info V 67 C5 B0 C2 9B 5D 6F (F7)

What are the target temperatures that I should get to? Also does overheating cause lag?

Edited by Die4me, 23 September 2005 - 07:17 PM.

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Clearly, what you've done has improved things dramatically.

You should absolutely have at least one case fan to remove hot air from inside the case (yell at your uncle).

I would check with him on the heatsink compound--indeed, I would consider pulling the CPU and reappling anyway after 2 years. Perhaps even adding a better heatsink/fan combo if the one that came with it is stock.

That is not the motherboard (Soyo KT400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition) that I am aware of that has bad temp reads, but you might consider a BIOS update, as this can often alter the temp reads (sometimes it can lower the actual temperature, but mostly it simple resets the temperature sensor.

At idle, you should be lower still--38c to 42c, maybe a little higher depending.

Also try the Soyo hw monitor,
http://www.soyousa.c...anguage=English

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Oh, yes...heat = bad
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I downloaded a bios update but don't know how to install it. I remember someone telling me I need to flash it first then put it on a floppy. I don't have a clue on how to flash and when I move the files to a floppy it always says invalid system disk at the startup.

According to MBM the case is at 32 degrees, so does a case fan cool down the cpu as well?
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