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Old 08-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm getting some readings on speedfan that are causing me to worry.




Ive even seen the Core temps go up into the high 70s and low 80s within minutes when gaming. Ive also cleaned the system for dust.

Any advice? Should I ignore? Consider getting additional cooling elements...if so does anyone recommend anything?

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Make sure the heatsink is pushed on firmly. I know the stock ones can be a pain in the a$$ to fit as I have one too. That was my problem. Temps were in the 80-90 range. Clean all the thermal grease off it thoroughly then put a fresh layer on and make sure the heatsink/fan is on firmly. Dont be afraid to give it a bit of pressure.
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Default Re: CPU too hot ?

Check to make sure your CPU heatsink/fan is properly seated securely on the CPU.

If it is seated firmly, you may want to remove it and reapply thermal paste. Make sure all the fans are running.

EDIT: 2 minutes too slow
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Ok thanks.
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Default Re: CPU too hot ?

You shouldn't have to get anything new, as you have a Core 2 Quad, and an Arctic Pro, so your CPU should be less than half of that temperature.

As the other two said, make sure the heatsink is on fully, and also make sure it's actually functioning.
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So...I removed the CPU Cooler and cleaned off the thermal paste and re-applied more. Then re-attached the CPU cooler and made sure it was on tight.....

I turned on the computer and after a few minutes see this....


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I MUST be doing something wrong.....









Anymore ideas ?
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Try CoreTemp; Speedfan isn't the most accurate program...
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Default Re: CPU too hot ?

Stupid question but do you have a fan on your heatsink? I don't see it in the pic or from what I can see
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Something just occurred to me. Possible the CPU cooler is facing the wrong way ?






The fan facing the CPU Cooler fan is blowing inside the case....
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The fan on the cooler sucks air in/blows it over the heatsink fins. So if your rear case fan is sucking air in, it's pointed the right way.
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