View Full Version : Low voltages, 10* CPU temp increase!?!

01-30-05, 02:26 AM
I just noticed that my CPU temp rose a solid 10* and my voltages are absolute crap. Lower voltages, if anything, would make my CPU temps drop, yes? It wouldnt make them rise would it? Is my PSU crapping out on me after only 6 months or so? All of my other temps are right where they usually are, maybe a degree or two higher.

Looking at my CPU usage, Firefox seems to be chewing up 44 or so percent. Going to run Norton and Adaware right now. TIA


01-30-05, 02:34 AM
When viewing pages with Flash on them, Firefox's CPU usage goes up drastically. This is probably mostly due to the fact that Macromedia hasn't updated the Flash plugin since last October, and a lot has changed in the Firefox code base since then.

01-30-05, 02:43 AM
What about my hight temps and low voltages tho? :(

01-30-05, 06:20 AM
I know you said this just started....but we have the same PSU and when I was running an A64, on all three motherboards, the voltages and temps were totally out of wack.

01-30-05, 06:29 PM
It did just start thats why Im so clueless as to what to do about it. I unfortuently dont have a spare PSU lying around so I cant reallly test it. Any ideas anyone?

01-31-05, 10:51 PM
Ive tried different outlets, different power cords and different surge protectors. I straightened out and re-seated my molex and ATX power cables to see if any kinks could cause a problem. Nothing...

Tomorrow, Im going to try to reseat both the CPU and HSF. Anyone else got any other ideas? Please! I need to resolve this issue. Thanks

01-31-05, 11:12 PM
It could be just reading incorrectly. Check the voltages with a multimeter to be sure before you blame the Power Supply. Regarding the increase in temp, I don't know what would cause that to change like that.

01-31-05, 11:24 PM
Ive got no idea what would cause this. I did move my computer around the other day and since then Ive had this problem. I cant understand how the two would be related tho. Can you?

01-31-05, 11:30 PM
Maybe when you moved it, the heatsink on the CPU got jiggled a bit and shifted? I don't know, highly improbable. Maybe reseat the heatsink and try again. But the voltage problem is weird too. I'd stick a multimeter on it.

01-31-05, 11:46 PM
I thought that the HSF might have been jostled but that still doesnt explain the low voltages. Can you give me a link to a MM from www.radioshack.com please? I need to buy one. I dont wanna spend much since Ill never use it so anything cheap would be great!

02-01-05, 12:51 AM
Ok, here's a link to the page with multimeters Click here (http://www.radioshack.com/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F011%5F008%5F002%5F000&Page=1)

I'd go with one of the digital ones for sure, so either the 15 range or the 29 range one will do the trick.