Hardware problem?

  Azug 02:52 10 Jan 06

Every now and again my comp crashes and I get a "cpu over temperature error, press f1 to restore" message. Is this as serious as it sounds and is it a problem with my processor overheating? Once i restore my comp it's fine for a few days/a week, then it happens again. I've restored everything on my comp to factory settings a couple of times but this keeps happening.

What would be the best thing to do next?

  Diodorus Siculus 08:38 10 Jan 06

|MG| Free Download - Motherboard Monitor
"Motherboard Monitor (MBM) is a tool that will display information from the sensor chips on your motherboard in your Windows system tray. MBM supports a wide range of Chipsets & Sensor Chip combinations.

It can sense temps from Cpu, HDD, GFx and Mobo. It does also sense Fan speeds. If it senses that your hardware is overheated it can protect it by Shutting it down (user configured). To see if MBM5 supports your hardware check out the Motherboard List "
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  PC Bilbo 08:41 10 Jan 06

Can you give more details of your pc spec and and if
if you had it from new or did you build it?

Probably first thing to do is have a look and see if the CPU cooling fan and any other installed fans including power supply are working OK and are not clogged up with dust.

  Azug 00:45 11 Jan 06

pc is a year old, custom built by manufacturer

amd athlon 64 processor 3000+
2.00 ghz
1.00gb of ram

  007al 00:48 11 Jan 06

Have a look inside for dust build up on fans etc. and check they are working properly,especialy the cpu fan

  Azug 00:51 11 Jan 06

I downloaded mbm, but how do i chk to see what kind of motherboard i have?

Cheers for the help, much appreciated

  Skyver 00:54 11 Jan 06

Everest will tell you the temp too, and recognise the mobo on it's own - look under the Computer/Sensor heading for CPU or CPU Diode. click here

  PC Bilbo 09:30 11 Jan 06

If it's that recent a build, are you covered by any warranty? many of the smaller shops building their own systems are offering free labour only warranty for 2 years after initial 12 months where live provided you return to them.

  PC Bilbo 09:33 11 Jan 06

Another thought, are you playing any of the modern resource demanding games when you experience this problem?

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