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I have an i7 920 with 12 GB RAM that has been running for 13 months now. I had a IO exception this morning so I took the sides off to reseat the SATA connection. I powered the computer up and went to work. When I got home the temperature reading on my ULTRA CPU cooler showed 190 F and was beeping very loudly. I cooled it off, down to 100 F, with a regular fan I had and put the sides back on the case. It immediately started heating up again once the sides were put back on. I had to pull the sides and use my fan again.

 

The computer was at idle during all of this. The fans in the case are still working. How do I troubleshoot this? What would cause this type of behavior?

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Doesn't look like I can delete the post so an update instead. I found the problem. The fan on the backside of my cpu cooler was stuck. Once I spun it up everything was fine. Looks like I need a replacement.

 

What types of coolers do you guys recommend?

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I have an i7 920 with 12 GB RAM that has been running for 13 months now. I had a IO exception this morning so I took the sides off to reseat the SATA connection. I powered the computer up and went to work. When I got home the temperature reading on my ULTRA CPU cooler showed 190 F and was beeping very loudly. I cooled it off, down to 100 F, with a regular fan I had and put the sides back on the case. It immediately started heating up again once the sides were put back on. I had to pull the sides and use my fan again.

 

The computer was at idle during all of this. The fans in the case are still working. How do I troubleshoot this? What would cause this type of behavior?

 

At first glance it sounds like your Ultra cooler has gone bad. Have you checked it?

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At first glance it sounds like your Ultra cooler has gone bad. Have you checked it?

 

 

That was the culprit. Discovered the fan on it was stuck.

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Good to hear. I've had that happen too, most often with GPU fans. I agree with the idea of replacing the cooler; don't want your cpu dying. :)

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