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Old 05-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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oh man, i really need someone's help with this.

just lately i reformated my computer and got some upgrades, i added a 160 GB hardrive, and a sound card. but now my games started to lag when playing after like 2 mins. i once paused a game and walked away and when i came back it played perfect for like 20 seconds. After reading all bout overheating on CF, i downloaded "intel active monitor" and my processor zone temp alarms are going off like crazy. Right now it is at about 43 celsius, but when i play a game it goes up to 86, and if i have more than one user logged in it goes up to 80. But the rest of the computer stays cool, at about 27.

Now, the first thing i did was took off my heatsink to check out my processor and i noticed i have like none thermal paste on it, mayb just a little on one side but sooooo lil that i dunt even notice it. I dont know much about it. So is it possible that i didnt have any thermal paste on for about 3 years???? or does it just disapear? lol.

Please post your opinions, and if you have any questions i'll try to answer them...

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Old 05-07-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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My first thought is the cpu fan is not working correctly. I would replace it and use a good paste such as arctic silver.
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #3
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yea, i heard about arctic silver.

it shows my system fan is at about 3,723 RPM

Oh! and my temp alert also goes off when i log in and it is loading, lol
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:48 PM   #4
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*bump*
Can anyone answer my earlier questions???
"So is it possible that i didnt have any thermal paste on for about 3 years???? or does it just disapear? lol."

and, is the thermal paste the only problem? or can it be anything else?
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I would replace the fan. About $12.
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:33 PM   #6
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thanx per, welcome to the forums
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Thanks.
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actually, if ur fan is connected to ur motherbored, maby you could just try to turn up the fan speed...
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Old 05-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #9
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what program should i use for that? because the intel active monitor doesnt have that option
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hmm.......well then its probely just a 3-4 pin connecter thats connected to ur power supply, and in that case, you cant ajust the rpm speed of the fan, but you could MABY connect it to ur mobo, and fix it from there, but as far as im concerened i just made that up, cause i did, but it seem logical.......i suppose, but maby i just talk to much.......
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:06 PM   #11
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lol, its a 3 pin and its connected to my mobo

well, i'm just gonna have to get some thermal paste, all the computer stores were closed today at like 5 or 6, so i'll get it tomorrow
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lol, you never know.....
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well, i g2g, and im just saying this from what i remember.....i hope i get it right, cause im not re-readin it, but maby ur fan just isnt fast enough, bacuse ur overclocking your processer.......ya never know, but i gotta go, and ill search up this thread later, and see what you have said......ok later
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i'm not overclockin it.
and my fan is running at 3900 RPM
and my processor idles at 46 celcius
it's a pentium 4, 2.4 ghz- not overclocked
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*bump* sry for doing this but i'm worried

The processor gets up to 86C during games, i'm wondering will thermal grease bring down the temperature by a lot? or should i get a new heatsink or fan while i'm at the shop
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how many fans do you have?
what size are the fan(s)?
does the newly added hdd clog some of the air flow holes?
or, deos the new sound card block some air holes?
is the area that the computer in too small?
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Old 05-08-2005, 04:35 PM   #17
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i just got some thermal paste, Evercool, it was the only one they had at the closest computer shop to my house.
Now the cpu runs at about 37 C and when playing games at about 69, 70, 71 C

I have 2 fans, one on the cpu and another on the side panel

No clue wat sizes they are, i'll post pictures a little later.
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