MBM & CPUCool overloading my CPU


4 Dec 2001
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.

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:

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. :)
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

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