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Old 10-28-2010, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my motherboard has a red light to indicate that my processor is hot. I realized this when i was lagging very bad in a game when i shouldn't be. Hd 5870, 6 gigs of ram ddr3, i7 930 processor had this pc for around a month, a few members here help me put it together. Now there are a ton of tiny green specs everywhere when i move my cursor over them they disappear and realtemp is reading my cores as 84 83 84 84 at 1.8% load what could possibly cause this?
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Reapply thermal paste. Wipe it clean and start over. You may have put too much on there and/or the heatsink is not contacting with it well.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't ever put thermal paste on it, there was some on the processor when i first got it. I just took my pc apart and put everything back on it and and the processor was very cool but the second i turn my pc on it seems to be over heating.
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Dude, shut that pc off now, or risk permanent cpu damage!
Here get this :Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

If you get the heatsink your core i7 will respect you even more then it is doing now.. j/k
Seriously though in order to install this heat sink take the mobo out the case and install the bracket and heatsink on a table and fastened everthing togther, I had to do that with my artic freezer pro recently and that saved me alot of headaches.
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Amen, that stuff that comes with it, is crap. That's how they keep their prices low. PLEASE follow our guidance. Don't want you to end up with a dead system.
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Well this just started happening all of a sudden and now when i turn my pc on it just shuts off after a random small amount of time. Like 2 seconds to a minute so I stopped turning it on. I literally just got this pc under a month ago should it be doing this already?

Even with no thermal paste should it get that hot even when i'm not doing anything just idling
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You are overheating. Turn it off, leave it off. Do what we say or you will be sorry.
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No, it should not be doing that, now who ever built your pc must have forgot the thermal paste.
Just to verify get a camera open up your case take the heatsink off gently and take a picture and post it back here promptly.
The reason why I ask this, 2 things I am checking for is thermal paste on cpu and if there are any burn marks.

If you have burn marks on your cpu, that could be a bad sign that your killing it by turning it on without any grease.
When I first built my computer back in 2001, I killed it by accident, reason being: thermal grease or paste, it was a nice 1.8ghz celeron...
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I'm not saying i disbelieve you, I was simply ask if it could over heat like that with out anything going on. I just took it apart and there are no burn marks but i'll upload a picture, maybe I just didn't see any. Also I put my pc together i ordered all the parts put it together around midway through september and it's been running great up untill now when it seems to be over heating, i'll upload a picture soon

Edit and for the thermal paste i've never added any i just saw that there was some on it so I just figured that's what i needed
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