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Old 01-25-2007, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an over heating processor which has gone up to 100C degrees. At the moment I have the side off the tower with a big fan up against it and my CPU temperature now is only 53C. I was just wandering if this is dangerous to have the side off with a fan up against it.

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its not dangerous but what kind of heatsink and fan you got on your cpu that the temps are that out of control? invest 40 bucks and get a new one is your best bet

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Make sure the heatsink is properly seated to the CPU as well. Some thermal grease like Artic Silver applied to the heatsink could help as well.
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100 degrees !!!!!! ouch that's hot. I'm surpised you didn't fry that thing. That's 212 in fahrenheit Hot enough to boil water literally. I would defitly take a look at what's going on. Even 55 is on the hot side. Mine is running at 24 and I am running a zalman heat sink / fan
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