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Old 04-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My system was crashing and I downloaded mb5 it says my CPU is running at 120f.....If I have a few programs going it will jump up to around 150f then will crash.

What can I do to fix this?
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how many fans you have in the case? is your cpu fan working?
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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9 fans I have the alien aspire full tower and a working heafty cpu fan.
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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120 degrees Fahrenheit isn’t too bad, if it were degrees Centigrade, I would worry.
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What is the average temp when your working it?
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Is 170 farenheit ok?
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Old 04-04-2004, 04:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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150F is really pushing it, 170 is waaaaay beyond where you want to be. What are your cooling solutions like? Heatsink/fan, fan layout in case?
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Old 04-04-2004, 04:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have an Alien Aspire full tower case 7 fans total
2 in front 2 in back 2 on top and one on the side
A 30dollar heatsink that was suppost to be realy good
I think the CPU has ran hot from the begining.
Could it be a bad CPU?
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Old 04-04-2004, 04:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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no, CPUs are hot. Period. The issue is in your cooling somewhere. Did you assemble this PC yourself? If so, did you apply a good thermal paste?

The fan configuration in that case should be:
2 front fans set to intake
2 rear fans set to exhaust
2 top fans set to exhaust
1 side fan set to intake
And the fan on the heatsink should be blowing down ON to the heatsink. There is a fan on it, yea?

Your case cooling should be fine, so that leads me to believe the problem lies in your heatsink/fan on your processor. You may wanna take it out, clean it, reapply some thermal compound and reassemble.
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Old 04-04-2004, 04:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes I did put it together myself and yes Your right my heatsink fan is backwards and I am an idiot. Thanks
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