I've had the Acer Aspire X3810 computer for 3 years now and suddenly it has started overheating. I've cleaned out all of the dust within the case. I've experienced shutdowns and BSOD's when watching videos online. These BSODs are never clear and point towards a software issue with Win 7. I've re installed the OS and the problem still persists. So I assume it is a hardware problem.
According the SpeedFan my graphics card (64C), Temp2 (56C) and hard drive (51C) are overheating. I've noticed that the computer shuts down when the GPU reached up to 111 Celsius at one time when idle. But I do not know what is causing this. According to GPU-Z my graphics card is running at 27% and 0 RPM (could be a software bug).
My specs for the Acer Aspire X3810 are:
- Win 7 64 bit
- 4GB RAM
- ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series 512MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.8 GHz
Has this got something to do with a failing power supply? The PSU uses 220 Watts.