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Motherboard problem my pc gets off while playing games like NEED FOR SPEED,PROJECT IGI,etc.My CPU is overheating is it problem of motherboard.

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Chances are the CPU fan may be running too slow, dust & dirt build up under & over the fan blades can be a big factor. CPU fan could just be going. Are you over clocking the system. (IF so buy a better heatsink & fan for over clocking the system).
To check if CPU is getting too hot. Enter the bios & go to the title, "Power" page 2-28. Open Hardware monitor & check the CPU temp & mother board temp. (Make sure the case is closed in normal running conditions).
Link to Asus: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=M2N-MX&SLanguage=en-us

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Jul 02, 2008

    If you are running a PCI-E card, check it for heat. The system is set to shut down if it gets too hot. (Saves you from hurting the system). This is a good thing.



    Good Luck!

    Mike

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Hi,
Media/ Gaming etc consumes more CPU/ Processor resources and due to the heavy processing the PC heats up. Excessive heatup beyond usual is alarming
and PC shuts down by itself when the processor/ CPU temperature exceeds the safe temperature limit. There are mainly two reasons for heatup.
Heating issue generally occurs due to fan failure, which may damage the system, if not checked properly. Another most likely cause of overheating is the dust present inside the PC, which clogs the fan and heatsink.
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