Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Desktop PC has started shutting down due to CPU Overheating. Why now though?

Go to solution Solved by RONOTHAN##,

Enermax has had a lot of issues in the past with their AIOs. A 240mm one should be enough to keep the 10700K cool, but odds are the AIO has just failed. They tend to get gummed up and while they still pump liquid around, it doesn't do much to help keep the chip cooled.

 

I'd RMA it, though odds are they'll just ship you another one that'll fail. 

 

 

As for whether or not you've damaged it, the shutdowns are designed to be protection to make sure the CPU doesn't get damaged. You don't exactly want to be doing it, but it should be fine. 

I built my current gaming PC in December of 2020. Here is my part list:

  • i7 10700k

  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Card

  • MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus mobo

  • Enermax Aquafusion 240mm AIO cpu liquid cooler

  • EVGA 220-G50750-X1 Super Nova 750 G5, 80 Plus Gold 750w PSU

  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz

  • 2 2.5" WD ssds, M.2 WD SSD, and a WD HDD

  • Also have 3 monitors, all plugged into gpu

I have a cpu temperature monitor installed and just while browsing the web some of my core temperatures will fluctuate between 45 to 100 degrees, but for only a split second. The temperatures jump all over the place and skyrocket if I attempt to play any kind of game. My clock speed is also very high even at idle. I've disassembled the tower and confirmed everything in my case is in installed correctly, free of dust, and working properly (including my aio cpu cooler). Here is a screenshot of my temps and clocks: https://imgur.com/a/VPwQ6HU

 

I've had this build for about a year and a half and have had some minor issues with performance in the past that led to me discovering my high cpu temperatures, though I thought some BIOS updates had fixed it. But for the past several days now my PC is shutting off randomly and tells me at startup that my cpu is overheating. Research online says that my AIO might not be good enough to keep my i7 10700k cool. I have ordered a new 360mm model. But the question that really scares me is..why now? Why after a year and a half is my PC just now shutting down due to overheating when it's environment hasn't changed? Am I to believe that I may have permanently damaged my cpu over time? Any help would be much appreciated!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Enermax has had a lot of issues in the past with their AIOs. A 240mm one should be enough to keep the 10700K cool, but odds are the AIO has just failed. They tend to get gummed up and while they still pump liquid around, it doesn't do much to help keep the chip cooled.

 

I'd RMA it, though odds are they'll just ship you another one that'll fail. 

 

 

As for whether or not you've damaged it, the shutdowns are designed to be protection to make sure the CPU doesn't get damaged. You don't exactly want to be doing it, but it should be fine. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you know your AIO is working correctly? By the sounds of it, it's at least beginning to fail, if it hasn't completely.

Primary Gaming Rig:

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.6 GHz 6-Core CPU, Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI mITX AM4 Motherboard, PNY XLR8 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory, Mushkin PILOT 500 GB NVME SSD (boot), Corsair Force Series 3 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GPU, Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case, Corsair SF 450 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular SFX PSU, Windows 10 Pro, Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor, Corsair K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (MX Brown), Logitech G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Mouse, Logitech G533 Headset

 

HTPC/Gaming Rig:

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core CPU, ASRock B450M Pro4 mATX AM4 Motherboard, ADATA XPG GAMMIX D20 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory, Mushkin PILOT 1TB NVME SSD (boot), 2x Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" HDD, PowerColor Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB GPU, Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case, Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Semi-modular ATX PSU, Silverstone SST-SOB02 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer, Windows 10 Pro, Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Mini Keyboard w/ Touchpad, Corsair K63 Lapboard Combo (MX Red w/Blue LED) Wireless Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G603 Wireless Mouse, Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset, HAUPPAUGE WinTV-quadHD TV Tuner, Samsung 65RU9000 TV

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Kid.Lazer said:

How do you know your AIO is working correctly? By the sounds of it, it's at least beginning to fail, if it hasn't completely.

I took the fans running and sound of liquid pumping through it as a sign it was working. Suppose that isn't necessarily the case tho? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

Enermax has had a lot of issues in the past with their AIOs. A 240mm one should be enough to keep the 10700K cool, but odds are the AIO has just failed. They tend to get gummed up and while they still pump liquid around, it doesn't do much to help keep the chip cooled.

 

I'd RMA it, though odds are they'll just ship you another one that'll fail. 

 

 

As for whether or not you've damaged it, the shutdowns are designed to be protection to make sure the CPU doesn't get damaged. You don't exactly want to be doing it, but it should be fine. 

Thats good to hear, just out of curiosity have you heard anything good about EVGA's aios? I got their 360mm because it was on sale and I've had good experiences with their customer service in the past.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Pebble713 said:

I took the fans running and sound of liquid pumping through it as a sign it was working. Suppose that isn't necessarily the case tho? 

Correct. As @RONOTHAN## mentioned, Enermax has not had a good run lately. The micro fins on the CPU block are likely clogged.

Primary Gaming Rig:

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.6 GHz 6-Core CPU, Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI mITX AM4 Motherboard, PNY XLR8 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory, Mushkin PILOT 500 GB NVME SSD (boot), Corsair Force Series 3 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GPU, Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case, Corsair SF 450 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular SFX PSU, Windows 10 Pro, Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor, Corsair K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (MX Brown), Logitech G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Mouse, Logitech G533 Headset

 

HTPC/Gaming Rig:

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core CPU, ASRock B450M Pro4 mATX AM4 Motherboard, ADATA XPG GAMMIX D20 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory, Mushkin PILOT 1TB NVME SSD (boot), 2x Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" HDD, PowerColor Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB GPU, Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case, Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Semi-modular ATX PSU, Silverstone SST-SOB02 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer, Windows 10 Pro, Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Mini Keyboard w/ Touchpad, Corsair K63 Lapboard Combo (MX Red w/Blue LED) Wireless Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G603 Wireless Mouse, Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset, HAUPPAUGE WinTV-quadHD TV Tuner, Samsung 65RU9000 TV

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Kid.Lazer said:

Correct. As @RONOTHAN## mentioned, Enermax has not had a good run lately. The micro fins on the CPU block are likely clogged.

Gotcha, this is a relief tbh.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Pebble713 said:

Thats good to hear, just out of curiosity have you heard anything good about EVGA's aios? I got their 360mm because it was on sale and I've had good experiences with their customer service in the past.

They're fine. It's an Asetek rebrand last I checked, so it'll perform like almost every other AIO on the market excluding Artic and EK. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×