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3 Symptoms of Overheating Processors

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System Crashes

Often a simple crash, or an entire system crash, occurs once a hardware or software program stops performing its everyday operations. Often times, a trouble program suddenly shuts down, becomes frozen, doesn’t respond to other programs of your system or otherwise completely stops performing the function it is intended for. Although there are many issues that can lead to a computer crashing, if the computer is crashing repeatedly after the initial boot up, it can often actually be an overheating problem. A overheating CPU may even be able to function effectively once it has been turned off for some time (allowing it to cool down), but the longer they run for the higher the chance of them overheating and cause serious problems. Painfully slow operating speeds, errors in operation or “hanging” (shockingly slow response time when software becomes frozen for a brief space of time) often follows after these initial crashes. In some cases, vital operations stop working as a result of a built-in fail safe; your processor will have a safety temperature range, and it will react accordingly once this temperature range is exceed.

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Lock-ups are very much the same thing as crashes, but unfortunately cause your whole computer to stop working; when a computer is in locked-up, it will completely cease to work and stop responding to user input, like the mouse or keyboard. Just like a crash, lock-ups that are caused when overheating starts to happen, most often it is when the processor engages in extremely complex processes, things like playing advanced computer games, running very intensive software or performing audio-visual tasks (locked-up video games or movies may also be a sign of an overheating graphics card). Lock-ups that are caused when your PC overheats very suddenly, and can be taken care of when you manually reboot your computer. A test called the “touch test” may be able to determine whether lock-ups are really the main result of overheating. Open up your computer’s shell and feel the CPU’s heat sink–a small metal grill-like device that is used to draw heat from the CPU—using a fingertip or a working thermometer. The heat sink should be warm, but if burning occurs to the touch or is in excess of 150 degrees, the heat is way too high. On the other hand, if it’s absolutely cool, it won’t be drawing the required amount of heat and could need to be reattached.

PC Random Reboots

Rebooting is ultimately the word used when restarting your computer. Normally, people reboot their PC by going through the necessary stages, but overheating issues could just cause a PC to reboot randomly during operations. Rebooting occurs when a computer recovers from an error, re-initializing drivers or a device overload, any of which may be caused by overheating. Just like many overheating CPU symptoms, many situations can cause random reboots. The easiest way to find the reason is to; check your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), which reads temperature levels.

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