I have a HP desktop that shuts off without warning after running for a few hours. I beleive it's because the computer is not in a well ventilated area and heats up. Are there any free utilities to see how hot my CPU gets?
It doesn't reboot. It just turns off instantly without warning. After which I can't turn it back on for 30 minutes. Based on this I've come to the conclusion that it needed to cool off before I could turn it back on. Whether it's the CPU that's overheating or the power supply I don't know.dduardo said:Is it a complete shutdown or does it reboot? If it is rebooting then it could be a memory issue.
My BIOS doesn't have temperature.dduardo said:This is my suggestion:
3) If all the fans are working, let the machine run some CPU intensive task. Then reboot and enter the bios to check what the temperature is of the machine.
This is certainly not the case.Grotesque Puppet said:Most HP/IBM/Dell (if any? ) etc don't measure the CPU temperature
When you say upgrade what do you mean? A new computer? A new motherboard?dduardo said:So my conclusion would be that your computer doesn't have the proper equipment to measure the core temperature of the processor. Time for an upgrade! I would definitely say 5 years is a good number.
dduardo said:darkar, if you can't even see it in his bios, how is he going to see it in windows?