MBM & CPUCool overloading my CPU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by XPletive, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

    I installed Motherboard Monitor, and as soon as I told it to start
    monitoring my CPU and System temperatures, it displayed the
    temperatures at over 200 degrees.

    I thought it was spitting out erroneous information until things
    started to go haywire. I noticed that System.exe was using
    100% of my CPU. I shut down MBM, but the System.exe process
    wasn't released, so I was forced to reboot. I had the MBM update
    interval set at 15 seconds.

    I then went into my BIOS and set it to shut down my system
    if my CPU temperature climbed over 167 degrees F. I started
    MGM again, and a couple of minutes after it started reading my temps,
    my system shut itself down due to the CPU overheating.

    I uninstalled MBM, and installed CPUCool, hoping it would perform
    better. No luck. When I double-click the CPUCool shortcut, I don't see
    anything, but the CPUCool.exe process starts up and shortly after that, my
    CPU overheats.

    Both of these programs end up looping and seriously over-taxing my CPU.
    I know a lot of you are running these programs successfully, so
    I'm wondering if you can tell me why my system is overloading.

    It's an Abit TH7II motherboard with a P4 1.5G chip and 512MB
    of RDRAM. WinXP Pro.

  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    MotherBoard Monitor's creator, Alex van Kaam, has a forum like this one that you can join and pose your questions in. I asked a question on that board and the man himself answered it for me. You can go to his web site and troubleshoot it there if you like. Here's the link:

  3. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

    Thanks Lonman, but I was there before I posted here. I saw
    your post over there.

    He asked me for some information, but I haven't sent it
    yet. I was hoping to get a simpler answer from someone
    on this end. :)
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    I'd give him the information and go through the process with him. You have a definant issue and it will be satisfying for both of you when the answer is found. Hell, you might even get turned onto some cool freebies along the way. Never know :D