| 1:03 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)|
PC crapped out again (while running the SiSoftware program)
bypassing the Battery unit and just using a simple Power strip surge protector.
We'll see what happens.
| 2:05 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)|
You're saying it's hot where you are... the Core temp cannot be 7c, that's like 45F (which is cool).
| 4:35 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Hi stirgy, first of all Welcome to WebmasterWorld!
8 years is a respectable age for an UPS system. The batteries probably need replacing by now. Are you running your laser printer from the UPS? This is generally not recommended because of the high peak currents.
When a CPU reaches a state of overheating, it may already become damaged before the system is shut down automatically. This damage may no be severe enough to prohibit the computer from working, but it can make the system less stable. The strange core temperature reading could also be a sign of problems in the circuitry of the CPU. The only way to be sure is to replace the CPU, but this is a relative expensive operation.
| 6:16 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Hello and thanks for the kind welcome.
Yes, I did have the printer through the APC battery. (doh!)
Since I have bypassed the Battery unit, the PC has not shut down. I have never really needed the 30 seconds the battery gives you in an emergency, so I am just going to buy a quality surge protector and will keep an eye on the CPU.
What is a good program to test the CPU operation/condition?
| 6:24 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)|
The best way to test a CPU under stress conditions is to give it maximum load and at the same time look at the temperatures and stability. Overclockers sometimes use a freeware prime calculation program for this. Such a program shouldn't be difficult to find on Google or Bing.
| 9:40 pm on May 16, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Just a note:
Two weeks after replacing my APC Battery Back-up unit, my PC has been running fine and has not shut down since. Just a heads-up for those having a similar problem. The issue could be outside the PC. (Wiring, outlets, back-up units, faulty surge protectors, etc.)
Thanks for the input.
| 2:52 am on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the update on the problem, it is really appreciated. Glad to hear that the problems have been solved now.