If your PC is suffering from the issue of high CPU temperature then it may not be a good sign for the overall health of your PC because it can not only lead to lags and stutters while you use the PC, but it can also cause permanent damage to your PC. This can occur when you’re watching multimedia or playing a heavy game on your PC. This can lead to automatic unexpected shutdowns because the temperate of the PC is too and to prevent any damage to the physical components, the PC automatically shuts itself down.
If you’re a Windows users and suspect that your PC is suffering from the issue of high temperature then here are something that you can try to fix this issue:
1. Use CPU Temperature Checking Apps
There are many apps out there that can find out the temperate of your PC in just a few seconds. These apps are very useful and with the help of these apps, you can find if your PC is suffering from the issue of the high-temperature or not.
2. Run the Power Troubleshooter
If it is confirmed that your CPU has the issue of high temperature then the first and simplest thing that you should do is run the Power Troubleshooter from the Windows Settings.
To run the Power Troubleshooter on Windows 10;
- Go to Settings > Updates & Security > Troubleshoot.
- Select Power, and click on Run the Troubleshooter.
- The Troubleshooter will now run. Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Clean the CPU fan or change the CPU fan
Sometimes the issue can be caused by dust or debris that gets stuck into the fan of your CPU. This can cause your CPU to heat up. You can clean the CPU fan and see if the problem persists. If it does, then consider changing the fan of the CPU.
3. Hardware incompatibility
It may that the hardware that you on hand is not compatible with Windows 10 which, in some cases can also cause the CPU to heat up. Or it may be that you may two hardware components that are not compatible with each other such as your RAM and motherboard. You may be having DDR4 RAM and a Motherboard that only supports DDR3 RAM. This can also cause the CPU to overheat and can lead to unexpected shutdowns.
4. Run the SFC Scan
SFC Scan is another troubleshooting tool that you can run from the Command Prompt. This troubleshooting tool can also help resolve various issues inside the system that may be causing the CPU to overheat and by resolving those issues, your CPU may cool down.
To run an SFC Scan;
- Open Command Prompt as an Administrator.
- Type sfc/scannow and press Enter.
- Wait for the process to finish. Once the process finishes, restart your PC.
5. Turn off the integrated GPU
Most of the modern CPUs nowadays come with integrated GPUs and if you have both an integrated and dedicated GPU then there is no point in using both of them. Hence, you can disable the integrated GPU of your CPU because using both GPUs at a time can cause your CPU to overheat, therefore, you should disable the integrated GPU. This process, however, isn’t easy and is specific for a specific CPU and motherboard, therefore, you should search over the internet for your CPU and motherboard on how to turn off the integrated GPU.
6. Update your BIOS
Keeping your BIOS up to date is necessary for your PC to function optimally. If you have an older version of BIOS then it may not be compatible with the new hardware drivers and it can cause your CPU to overheat in some cases. Therefore, you should consider updating your BIOS but keep in mind that updating BIOS is a risky and complex process. If you don’t know much about it then ask a professional to do it for you because one wrong step can badly affect your system.
7. Run DISM
DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a troubleshooting tool that deploys a fresh system image and fixes the problems in the system. To run a DISM;
- Open Command Prompt as an Administrator.
- Type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.
- The process will now start. Wait for the process to finish.
- After the process finishes, restart your PC.
- If DISM can’t obtain the files from the internet, then use the installation DVD or USB. Insert the installation USB or DVD and type: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:RepairSourceWindows /LimitAccess
- Instead of ”C:RepairSourceWindows”, type the path of installation DVD or USB.
8. Reinstall Windows
If none of the aforementioned things worked then the last resort is to reinstall Windows. There may be something else that keeps raising the CPU temperature. So, a fresh Windows installation might be the best option available to fix this issue.