Win 7 Overheating

blokeunknown73

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Hi

got an acer aspire e380 motherboard, amd 64x2 4200+ cpu, 8400gs 512mb gpu and 2 gig memory,

when running xp 32bit alls ok (JUST)

when win 7 64bit computer overheats and shutdown, seen temps up to 100c

lastest bios and drivers for all, self build, fan and heatsink fine.

help please
 

thomasjcat

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As far as I know you cant run 64bit with only 2gb of memory.
 

blokeunknown73

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I am doing, update, amd 4000+ and 4200+ very hot and overheats, however 3800+ seems okish, better (45c).
 

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As far as I know you cant run 64bit with only 2gb of memory.
2 gig is the said minimum amount of ram you need to run a 64bit windows 7 ;)

but the recommendation is 4 gigs, but either way 7 should run ok....

i would suggest re-seating your heatsink and use good quality compound mate......
 

blokeunknown73

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have done, with artic silver, all i can think is the fan isnt good enough or motherboard is faulty or cpus above 4000+ are faulty. weird.
 

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have done, with artic silver, all i can think is the fan isnt good enough or motherboard is faulty or cpus above 4000+ are faulty. weird.
is it a stock fan that your using, is it always at full speed, then it could be you fan not being man enough.....

check your fan speed settings in bios. as they could be set at low so your fan wont speed up when your cpu gets hot and just stays at low fan speed....

my quad phenom 2 temp stays at 35-40c but i do have a big heatsink and fan tho .....
 

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that is a 32 bit motherboard, proc cant keep up with the page requests, regardless of ram amount
install win 7 @ 32 bit and you should be fine
 
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