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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 05-Dec-14 11:18:54
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Opinions please


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My main pc is a tower running Win7 Home premium with a quad Q8200 precessor.

I use it to watch television with a haupauge card and Win7TV.

Recently for no apparent reason the picture began to freeze and stutter. A re-installation of WinTV7 seemed to fix it, however I did this on a day where I only actually started the computer in the evening rather than the normal running most of the time.

At first it was fine and then the problem came back.

I installed a program called RealTemp 3.70 which told me that temperatures were running at about 49 dec C with a MAx of anyting up to 58 for each of the cores. (I also tried it on my laptop and the temps were much lower, particularly the max.

This morning I took the cover of the tower and spent a bit of time cleaning out the processor heat sink, which had a lot of dust in it and the temps have dropped to the 30-39 range, with a maximum of 39 (They vary across the cores). A brief test of WinTV reveals a perfect picture again.

Might I have solved the problem or am I barking up the wrong tree again?

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 05-Dec-14 13:41:46
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Re: Opinions please


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Overheating was certainly the first thing that sprang to my mind - although those temps aren't that high for a standard PC. I would say there is a good chance you have found and fixed but only time will tell.
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Tue 09-Dec-14 18:24:50
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Re: Opinions please


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Well the max temp you can safely push is 80-85c without errors appearing the TJMAX is 95c which is when it can go PoP or BanG

so the temperatures you're getting now are fine and should cause no problem.

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 10-Dec-14 00:10:11
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Thank you both for your replies. It is certainly steady as a rock now in WinTV and the temperatures have not changed.

I did not think they were too bad before, so maybe the software while giving me a consistent value, is not reporting an accurate one, or maybe the machine is just getting old.

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