I'm really feeling it!
I'm really feeling it!

So just recently I’ve come into some computer issues. Upon boot either I have no inputs with a frozen Windows login screen, or I get an error readout from ASUS saying that the CPU is Overheating and that I need to consult BIOS right away. BIOS has both said that I’ve been 60* Celcius and over 90* within the span of five minutes. Here are some additional readouts I’ve done:

Illustration for article titled Call for Help Blip: Is My Computer Melting?
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I’m inclined to think HWMonitor might be looking for a sensor that doesn’t exist, because I’m pretty sure my rig would be somewhat melted around the heatsink if I was floating at 120*C right? Meanwhile, Core Temp is giving me solid readouts that each core is around 50-60*C, (which if you look back up at HWMonitor under the Intel Temperature section it seems similar).

Illustration for article titled Call for Help Blip: Is My Computer Melting?
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I’ll be the first to admit, the rig was goddamn DUSTY, and it does still really need a proper dis-assembly and cleaning with compressed air, but for now I did a triage clean of removing as much dust from the fans and some internal components as I (safely) could .

Essentially I’ve had anything from BSOD errors to CPU Overclocking... but as soon as I bypass those, here I am, typing to you right now, gaming, and everything seems fine.

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I know TAY isn’t necessarily Tom’s Hardware, but I value all of your opinions, and would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks everyone

~Rer

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