Processor temperature 96° C/ 204° F

@sanchet (111)
India
October 19, 2009 9:25am CST
Since last week, there is a problem I m facing, after a few hours my Pc turns off automatically. So, as per the advice of one of my friends on mylot I just checked processor temperature in BIOS. And I was shocked after checking it, 96° C ... F**K!! Are there any chances that my processor will get damaged?? Here is my config, errr ... plzz don't laugh ... my PC is 4 year old :D P4 3.0 Ghz 768 MB RAM 500 + 80 GB harddisk nVIDIA 6200GT graphic card
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9 responses
• Turkey
19 Oct 09
Hey, check your cpu fan and fins immediately. It's highly probable that too many dust may have captured air channels reaching the cooling fins. Your fan may seem working properly but it may not blowing fresh air to the fins due to high dust impact. P4 processors should work at maximum 70+10 degrees C. Your are burning your cpu day by day. I wonder why your systems does not restart against over heating. Even old motherboard BIOSes are equiped with over heating protection. For checking part, yes visual contact is the first action but you may not be able to see the dust particles. They should have formed a curtain if you haven't touched it for years. And you should do this checking not in your room :) Go outside and protect your self against any possible "dust storm" :) Furthermore, if there exists high dust inside your cooling fan, you must take it from its housing with proper handling. Fans generally have very irritating assembly process. Bending or applying inapropriate force may break your motherboard. Be careful while unmounting and mounting your fan parts (electrical cable, screws etc). Good luck.
@sanchet (111)
• India
19 Oct 09
Thanks for the info. You are right my system restarts sometimes and sometimes it completely tunrs off the PC. And yes I have not touched it since 4 years since I never faced any problem before!!! I will clean the fan. I think it would work.
@sanchet (111)
• India
20 Oct 09
Hey, thanks, cleaning the fan solved the problem. Actually I didn't even care to open my cabinet in last 4 years. When I started cleaning the fan and the heat absorber handful of dust come out of it ... !!!! Since then it is working fine !!
• Turkey
20 Oct 09
You welcome :) Glad you made it. thanks for your best response by the way.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
19 Oct 09
Yes your processor is getting too hot. this is very dangerous for this. it is not made to bear this temparature. even at this temperature your mother board will also get damaged. check out first if your cpu fan is working fine. if it is then i think there must be any other major problem. go to any professional goodluck
@sanchet (111)
• India
19 Oct 09
Thanks for the advice. Well I will try cleaning the fan first. I think it will work. I did not even cared to open my cabinet since 4 years LOL. i think it's high time now!!
• India
19 Oct 09
i think your processor fan working properly so check it immediately and if it not work properly change it
@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
19 Oct 09
Friend, 96% temp of cpu is dangerous for your CPU. and you must change your CPU fan(which cover up processor ) else you loose your computer processor and may be motherborad too. All respond same have same answer... So I recommended you CHANGE YOUR CPU FAN AS FAST YOU CAN.
@dekada80 (388)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Also, make sure your bios setting are correct particularly your cpu clock multiplier, cpu/memory voltages etc, something might have been some sort of overclocked that's why it's overheating.
@sanchet (111)
• India
19 Oct 09
BIOS settings are at default. I myself don't prefer overclocking of the processor.
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 09
Heat is very bad for the processor and it's important that the system inside remains cool. I think that the most important thing you can do in order to prevent this is to go inside your system once or twice per year and remove all the dust buildup. Before you do this though I would recommend you purchase a ground wrist strap, this is something that will protect your computer when you are working inside. Anyway, dust acts as a blanket. Andrew
• Indonesia
20 Oct 09
wow good information, i usually use my desk fan to make my pc cool, it works, my hard disk and processor stay cool with that technique.=)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 09
Hi sanchet, I am very sympathetic. For my experienced, high temperature for along run proses will defect the circuit( motherboard). It is more advisable to add cooler at your cpu by increasing the number of fan inside. Please do not let it for long time or go to nearest computer service for information. Regards. C.M
@May2k8 (6008)
• Indonesia
19 Oct 09
My PC is ever 101° C, you should check the fan it cause your PC turn off automatically. I have this problem a few days ago, but first time I turn on the PC it show me a message "Failure FAN". I clean up my fan with cooking oil two drops of a straw Aqua.
@mohan89 (242)
• India
19 Oct 09
hi sanchet. This is simple trick to reduce temp of processor. You can see a fan on the processor , just open it carefully take some paste of your tooth paste or a gel is available in market . apply gently on bottom of fan and on the processor . allow it to dry for 1hr. then fix the fan on its original position. Some times system gets hang out when processor gets heated up. The above trick reduces the tempurature of processor. I usually do this to my system and it works!