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Old 03-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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hello i have a big problem i just bought a new system i just put it all together and now when i start up a game 1 min into it my alarm start to go off saying my cpu is overheating i have a program telling me what it is at its at 78c while i am playing and as soon as i shut it off it will drop to 65c under seconds if anyone know anything please help me

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Old 03-02-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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Dude thats hot!!! Try reseatin ur heatsink/fAN and reapplying thermal grease!! If that doesn't work get a better heatsink/fan, can i ask which one u've got!
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yeah i am useing the one that came with my processor
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So its standard, well try reseatin it!! If not u may need to fork out 30 quid or 50 dollars!
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65c is some serious heat man that aint very good for your proc, what did you do? OC a smepron or sumthin to run at 3.5g's? (lol)
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:17 PM   #6
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Just reseat the HSfa dn do what ardy told you too, that should do it. Also you should use everest or sisoft sandra to measure temps. oth can be found by searching g-o-o-g-l-e
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #7
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wow dude, that is hot, shouldn't be that hot with stock cooling either. be sure your hsf is oriented correctly too
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:47 PM   #8
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How many fans do you have in your case?

By the way your cpu would start slowing down a 80C
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Fans in a case doesnt really affect the cpu's temp, just the mobo's and cases temp.
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mine is 62c idle
but then again i play HL2 with no problems, maybe the fan got effed up and its not spinning, that happend to my friend, so just take it off and put it back on and if that doesnt work, GET A ZALMAN ALL COPPER HS/FAN!!!!!!!!!
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