Vex Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:05am
SKYRIM OVERHEATING MY COMPUTER
This just started happening yesterday i have owned skyrim for about 6 months and it has started overheating my computer: i start up skyrim i play for about a good 10 min. and then my computer shutsdown when i turn it back on it says overheating issue has occured. i bought a fan cooler on amazon and it still overheats please Help? p.s. The computer doesnt even feel hot when it overheats. p.s.s my computer only overheats on skyrim and not any other games on steam. Thanks for the help =D
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Hailey Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:17am 
You could try using MSI afterburner to turn your video card fan speed up. If that doesnt work your card might be on it's way out.
Last edited by Hailey; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:20am
Vince Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:21am 
Every few months I unplug the power from my 'puter, open it up and fish heaps of fluff out of the case and the fans and vents. The damn thing's like a little static vacuum cleaner!

Edit: I also use a paint brush and the real vacuum to get all the rubbish out of the cooling fins in there. UNPLUG THE PC and go very slow and very careful
Last edited by Vince; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:27am
Vex Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:23am 
Ok Thanks For The Comments back <3
pike (Banned) Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:23am 
you cpu, or gpu coolers probably need to be cleaned , also if you have an nvidia gpu the 320.xx drivers run really hot for me , that could be the cause .

i dont know where in the world you are but here in az. it's summer and rather hot , i cant run games at the same settings as i did 2 mons ago , ambient temp does matter,

adding a case fau is nice , but inspect your gpu/cpu fans and coolers with the machine running ,so you know the fans are spinning up and free of dust and debris , be very careful , dont short out your computer
Hailey Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:26am 
Originally posted by pike:
i dont know where in the world you are but here in az. it's summer and rather hot

You poor thing :P sounds like our aussie summers
Thumbcramp Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:28am 
No game is responsible for overheating your computer. It overheats becaue of inadequate cooling. That's YOUR fault.
Clean it out, get proper airflow, ( front intake, rear exhaust, and possibly a additional side instake or bottom intake) and/or use a 3rd party ap like MSI Afterburner to make a custom gpu fan profile.

"If" it's not because of overheating, it might be from your power supply being a piece of junk. Is your power supply a crappy brand name?

And about static discharge: All you have to do is touch something metal and you're grounded. It's not the intimidating dangerous thing some make it out ot be.
Depress the power button on your case for 5 seconds to discharge left over power, put it down on the table, take the sidepanel off, and touch the PSU. There, you're grounded.
Last edited by Thumbcramp; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:34am
pike (Banned) Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:29am 
i dont mind the heat , my computer does though , it's over a 100 daily here
Hailey Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:32am 
Originally posted by pike:
i dont mind the heat , my computer does though , it's over a 100 daily here

I certainly do but it's only 46 here thank god.. Anyway back on topic ;P
Last edited by Hailey; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:34am
pike (Banned) Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:34am 
Originally posted by Loot_junky:
No game is responsible for overheating your computer. It overheats becaue of inadequate cooling. That's YOUR fault.
Clean it out, get proper airflow, ( front intake, rear exhaust, and possibly a additional side exhaust or bottom intake) and/or use a 3rd party ap like MSI Afterburner to make a custom gpu fan profile.
No one can help you but yourself, unless you want to waste $$ on a "tech" doing what you could do yourself.
"If" it's not because of overheating, it might be from your power supply being a piece of junk. Is your power supply a crappy brand name?
there's no need to be so agro , you sound all mad , like a crazy guy/gal , if you want to give advice thats great ,but you need not chastise the OP , relax , , having a computer run hot is not a war crime ,
Vince Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:35am 
I have always left Afterburner on auto fan...is that a bad thing?
Last edited by Vince; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:35am
pike (Banned) Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:35am 
Originally posted by Hailey:
Originally posted by pike:
i dont mind the heat , my computer does though , it's over a 100 daily here

I certainly do but it's only 52 here thank god.. Anyway back on topic ;P
i'm sure the op is doing a little cleaning , probably wont post back for a while
Thumbcramp Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:35am 
Originally posted by pike:
there's no need to be so agro , you sound all mad , like a crazy guy/gal , if you want to give advice thats great ,but you need not chastise the OP , relax , , having a computer run hot is not a war crime ,
"Agro"? Didn't you troll me last week? I don't care if you get all but hurt, and read so deep you find some subjective " tone" you object to. Nor did I say it's a war crime.
Your choice of words is flat out trolling, while mine may be blunt, but not inuslting, unlike yours.
Originally posted by timeadored:
I have always left Afterburner on auto fan...it that a bad thing?
It's not a bad thing per say, but it's a waste of the AP's ability. You can set a custom profile to run quieter if you like, or faster for lower load temperature. Typically used to compensate for heat from overclocking.
I overclock my 7870 Myst to a modest 1100mhz core clock, and have the fan spin at 35% idle, and 50% at 70c, with a 5% increase every 5c. It never goes over 78c.

Originally posted by pike:
Originally posted by timeadored:
I have always left Afterburner on auto fan...it that a bad thing?
no that's fine , set your max temps , and mins so if it goes over say 70 celcious the fan(s) go full
You don't need to arbitrarally crank it it to full speed just because it hits 70c. 70c is a very typical load temp, if not higher. But..have fun with your jet engine. The idea is you can find a medium of acceptable temperature vs noice level. full speed is silly, unnecessary and very loud.
Last edited by Thumbcramp; Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:47am
pike (Banned) Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Originally posted by timeadored:
I have always left Afterburner on auto fan...it that a bad thing?
no that's fine , set your max temps , and mins so if it goes over say 70 celcious the fan(s) go full
Vince Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:38am 
Originally posted by pike:
Originally posted by timeadored:
I have always left Afterburner on auto fan...it that a bad thing?
no that's fine , set your max temps , and mins so if it goes over say 70 celcious the fan(s) go full

thanky
Vex Jun 26, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
When Did i say it was my fault Loot_junky Where did you get that from?
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