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Old 2021-10-08, 08:30   #12
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I took it back to Best Buy which was where I bought it because it kept overheating and wouldn't run more than about 15 minutes before shutting down. The extended maintenance plan I had covered complete repair or replacement. I just hope the fan will be sufficient for this new computer to handle crunching numbers for primes. Like I mentioned above, this new model that is on the way has a more powerful processor than the old one but doesn't have a liquid cooling system.
Ah, so it could still run. I was about to guess that maybe a VRM had popped thanks to no internal airflow from a bad liquid cooled build but that ain't it. Modern processors basically can't fail from overheating they'll just crash to save the hardware, a PSU can fail into an intermittently-working state but it takes death by a thousand trips/OCP and you'd have to be pretty unlucky to have that happen.



When you get the new PC the best thing you can do IMO is get a dust filter for the intakes especially the PSU and clean them monthly. Or shave the cat.
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Old 2021-10-08, 09:55   #13
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When you get the new PC the best thing you can do IMO is get a dust filter for the intakes especially the PSU and clean them monthly. Or shave the cat.
I'm not ready to die.
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Old 2021-10-08, 14:25   #14
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Brush the cat daily. Trim the claws with a proper tool and a football running-back hold with the off arm.
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Old 2021-10-08, 18:37   #15
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Those specific ASUS computers are known to have very poor thermals. Either way, I would recommend switching the case that the PC is in if you're comfortable doing that once you receive it. A case such as the Corsair 4000D or Phanteks P360A/P400A are good options with much better airflow.
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Old 2021-10-08, 21:07   #16
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If the machine is covered by a fancy Best Buy warranty, wouldn't doing things like changing to liquid cooling or changing cases void the warranty?
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Old 2021-10-08, 23:29   #17
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I'm not ready to die.
Try wearing welding gloves that go up to your elbow and wear protective goggles. If the cat acts up, shave it under the shower with running water to show you mean business..(lesser of two evils so it has a choice). I bought a Zotac graphics card from Best Buy a few years ago (I was desperate) and smelled something burning..the card was on fire from a bad solder joint inside my nice, view everything, computer chassis. Luckily I caught it in time (a bit of cold aerosol spray did the trick). Best Buy exchanged it no problem and I think I got a gift card as well.
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Those specific ASUS computers are known to have very poor thermals. Either way, I would recommend switching the case that the PC is in if you're comfortable doing that once you receive it. A case such as the Corsair 4000D or Phanteks P360A/P400A are good options with much better airflow.
I got home a little while ago to find that the computer had shut down with a message on the screen that the temperature got too high and it went into automatic shutoff/cooldown. I stopped the DC test it was running and switched it to straight TF until I can see if it can handle the workload. If I'm still having overheating problems over the next couple days, I'll take this computer back to Best Buy and exchange it for a liquid-cooled model.
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Old 2021-10-15, 01:20   #19
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Alternatively you could try to underclock your CPU a bit, since most new processors with high core count are memory-bound for typical Prime95 workload, and you could shave as much as half of your power consumption (and heat production) without losing much throughput at all.

You'd have to experiment to find the best settings, though.

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Alternatively you could try to underclock your CPU a bit, since most new processors with high core count are memory-bound for typical Prime95 workload, and you could shave as much as half of your power consumption (and heat production) without losing much throughput at all.

You'd have to experiment to find the best settings, though.
I didn't see a setting to underclock the CPU, but I disabled the setting that allows overclocking. I'm just hoping that tinkering around with any of these settings won't void my warranty. I'd hate to have a $1500 paperweight.
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I didn't see a setting to underclock the CPU, but I disabled the setting that allows overclocking. I'm just hoping that tinkering around with any of these settings won't void my warranty. I'd hate to have a $1500 paperweight.
I believe it would. Take it to the source and let them deal with it.
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I believe it would. Take it to the source and let them deal with it.
Wait- you think *disabling* overclocking would void a warranty? Think about that.
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