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Old 02-25-2008, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I found a computer about a year ago, got it working fine, with a nice overclock. About a month ago, I took it back to core speeds (while I was demonstrating the bios clear function to a mate). I just tried overclocking again yesterday and even the smallest increase sends the temps up at a nearly exponential rate! The northbridge is also pretty hot even when the pc isn't under load. Any theories?

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check the fan speeds. if theyre running too slowly then that can add to your heat problem
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