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DON'T LET YOUR PCS OVERHEAT TODAY !!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:53 pm
by Martin Walker
Hi All!

If you're in the UK it's much hotter than normal today, so it's worth keeping an eye on your PC temperatures :roll:

HDD Health has just informed me for the first time ever that my two hard drives have just exceeded 45 degrees Centigrade (which is a good high limit to aim for), so I've increased my fan speeds slightly to bring this down. However, my CPU is still sitting at 38 degrees Centigrade, so that's fine.

Don't get overheated! :headbang:


Martin

Re: DON'T LET YOUR PCS OVERHEAT TODAY !!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:34 pm
by Peter C
I'm way too hot... but all my computers seem fine.



Peter

Re: DON'T LET YOUR PCS OVERHEAT TODAY !!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:09 pm
by Mowens800
I wouldnt even know how to find out its tempreture,.. unless i found a themonitor thing and stuck it inside the case... I closed my curtains before i went to work today anyway so all should be fine

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:15 pm
by pwdm
Same here in Danmark.
Also just bought my 1st mic (studio projects B1 bought on grounds of a good review and so for performance nicly) and I cant use it because of the noise outside and the room/pc overheats if I close it.
And of course cant use at night for the niebours sake.

Suppose we could always go out and enjoy the day.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:40 pm
by forumuser696440
I was going to ask this the other day - can you get info about system temperature from windows (if so where)? Or do you need a 3rd party app. Are there any good freeware ones?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:45 pm
by TTN
you can often check your cpu and system temperatures in the bios.
within windows you can generally get an app from your motherboard manufacturer's website; my motherboard is the abit nf7, and there is a 3rd party app called winbond hardware doctor which does the job for me. I have noticed you often find discrepancies between the temperatures that these windows programs give in comparison to the temperatures in the bios

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:48 pm
by Neo-Classical Guitar Man
I use HDD Thermometer by RSD Software Inc. It can shutdown the pc when temps become too bad. The tempertature in my room is currently 33.1°C and sometimes goes upto 40°C

http://www.rsdsoft.com/hdd-thermometer/index.php

Good idea to close curtains though like someone else said earlier, mainly because this is the cause of many house fires. Infact even during the winter months, the sun is strong enough to cause a fire.

I also open up the ATX tower and direct a fan at the front, although I don't remove the sides of the tower.


NCGM - I really love feeling hot, sticky, sweaty, headaches, miserable during the summer months... :roll: :protest: :madas: :roll: :madas: :protest:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:21 pm
by Mowens800
my HD is running at 39 right now, but its blue so that means it's alright, this program has made it much noiser. thanks for the link though

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:30 pm
by Brian Moynihan
When it gets this hot there's a great simple solution, get yourself down to the beach with your rolled up trousers and ice creams. That's what I did today, I seriously had work to do but there was no way I was going to take a chance with molten lava pouring out of the studio PCs. Of course, if I'd taken my wife's advice about sun cream on my back I wouldn't be in such agony right now.....

Bob

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:52 pm
by Jez Corbett
My computers aren't overheating, but they are generating enough heat for me to overheat. My studio is about 10 degrees hotter than any other room in the house, and according to my flatmates - stinks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:10 am
by itinerant baker
Martin: the return... wrote:I was going to ask this the other day - can you get info about system temperature from windows (if so where)? Or do you need a 3rd party app. Are there any good freeware ones?

SiSoftware's Sandra ( http://www.majorgeeks.com/download92.html ) will monitor cpu temperature along with a lot of other ino about your 'puter. Not sure about hard drives temps though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:40 am
by bulley
try pc wizard 2005, tells you everything, for free.

bulley

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:20 pm
by Shivanand
Doesn't anybody have aircon? I didn't even realise it was a hot day yesterday until I went out at 1830.

Is it hot today too? 8-)

Re: DON'T LET YOUR PCS OVERHEAT TODAY !!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:29 pm
by Martin Walker
Sorry guys and gals - I thought most of you would remember me mentioning the freeware DTemp utility that shows you your hard drive temperatures. Here it is, and it's only a 144KB download:

http://private.peterlink.ru/tochinov/DTemp/DTemp.zip

CPU and mainboard temps are best monitored either in the BIOS, or using the motherboard manufacturer's utility that comes on the motherbaord support CD-ROM (which includes any offsets that may or may not be incorporated into 3rd party utilities). For instance, I use Asus Probe for my Asus P4P800 Deluxe.


Martin

Re: DON'T LET YOUR PCS OVERHEAT TODAY !!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:34 pm
by Martin Walker
Yes, it's hot today as well Shivanand ;)

Air conditioning? In the UK? Most of us here suffer in silence, or take a cold shower - it's the English way :? :crazy:


Martin