Odd computer freezing/overheat issue

By Sudoka ·
Well, here is the strange thing, My computer has plenty of fans. Ten inch fan in the side, a fan on the mobo itself, a fan on teh back and a fan on the front. The issue is it's still overheating (I guess). It happens a lot more while I use Windows than when I use Ubuntu.
The other odd thing is that I don't see anything that would cause this. The case is an Enermax uber-chakra case. Now I'm not very familiar with cases but I assume the more holes the better?

Now what is your suggestion on this? Should I get a new case or is there something horribly wrong with ym computer?

I am not overclocking, and my heatsink is the default intel heatsink.
if you need specs I will be happy to provide some.

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Ten inch fan!!!???

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Odd computer freezing/ove ...

As far as I know a Ten inch fan may be too big for a computer.

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not really

by .Martin. In reply to Ten inch fan!!!???

I have a 9" fan on the top of my case (case came with it)

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by mamies In reply to not really

I have 2 X 10" fans in my case

I think the lights on it are a little tacky tho but what do you do.

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by Sudoka In reply to 10"

And I thought my case and my fan fetish was was bad. That's a freaking jet engine. Is it as loud as it looks like?

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No not really

by mamies In reply to Wow..

The fans on the outside of the case don't make that much noise at all. The noise mainly comes from the 2 8800 GTs that sit on the motherboard. If they arnt their its nice and quiet.


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You could try a newer, larger Heatsink and Fan

by Jacky Howe In reply to Odd computer freezing/ove ...

How long has this System been around. If it is ageing and you haven't applied new grease to the heatsink follow the instructions below.

Has the Power Supply Unit been replaced. A faulty PSU, and RAM can display these symptoms, so can a faulty CPU Fan. Try another PSU if you have one handy.

Check the memory.
You can test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic that can be downloaded from If memory problems are found, try re-seating the RAM. If it doesn't work, replace the defective RAM.

Reseat the Central Processing Unit

Faulty Fans, Dust and Grime build up on the Heatsink restricting air flow. Remove the Power cable from the rear of the System and disconnect the Video cable. I would give the inside of the case a blowout with compressed air. When blowing air through the fans make sure that you physically stop them from spinning, as they may generate power and damage something. Use an Anti-Static Wrist Strap to ground yourself or by placing the back of your hand on the Power Supply Unit and not moving your feet. This will prevent electrostatic charge from building up and by not taking this precaution it is possible that you could inadvertantly cause damage to the PC from an electrostatic discharge.

Then remove the Heatsink, giving it a thorough clean and reseat the CPU applying new CPU grease. If the Fans spin freely when you give them a spin they are probably OK. If there is resistance replace them.

Clean the golden edge of each memory stick with a soft rubber/eraser, remembering not to touch the golden edge of the memory stick. Check with one stick at a time, remembering to disconnect the power from the PC as you replace them.

Also check the Capacitors around the CPU for swelling or bulging.

I think that the 10" fan is overkill

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What were the results

by Jacky Howe In reply to You could try a newer, la ...

from the memory test?

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No idea.

by Sudoka In reply to What were the results

I'm currently about eighty miles from my desktop and it is powered off. I won't be able to do much until next week.

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OH Smeg

by Jacky Howe In reply to No idea.

has mention this in an earlier post, but are the RAM modules from the same manufacturer. Mismatched RAM can display the same symptoms.

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by Sudoka In reply to OH Smeg

The ram is from the same manufuncturer. So it would be I'll advised to get ram that's from a different manufuncturer as my extra horse power?

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