CPU overheating :mad:

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  1. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    so i've started to play RS3:RS on my computer recently and after about 20 mins of playing or so, my temp monitor pops up - 79*C on my CPU. so i've read an old thread about the heatsink should be warm to the touch, if it's hot its a bad mobo or CPU. So I check mine and it's pretty damn hot. Now I've checked my normal running CPU temp. when I'm just surfing the net, and its ~65*C which is I guess is hot too. How do I figure out if it's my mobo or CPU?

    cliffnotes -
    CPU @ 79*C playing games, 65*C when just surfing the net
    heatsink very hot to touch = bad mobo or CPU
    need to know how to find out which is bad

    ASUS A7V8X-X Mobo
    AMD XP 2500+ 333FSB Retail Box w/ 3 yr. warranty + AMD Approved (and installed) Heatsink and Fan
     
  2. DAN513

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    Damn, the barton's should not run that hot. My 2500 on the same board was running 50°c under full load. Do you have any case fans in your system? Are they moving any air? In the front, out the back.
     
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    uh, my 2500+ barton (with overclock to 3200+, btw) runs 32* idle and 40* under load with my Zalman fan...

    yours is WAY too hot!!!
     
  4. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    yeah that's the temp w/ a case fan. good thing i have a 3 year warranty w/ 2 years left
     
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    thats hot. i am 43C on a 2600+ . have you tried cleaning the computer out?
     
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    try a better heatsink/fan, I wouldn't want to run anything over 50 degrees
     
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    he shouldn't need one. he isn't OC'd @ all.
     
  8. sleepy71

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    That seems pretty hot. My normal usage on my 2.0 ghz (OC's at 2.6) is 35-40C. The hottest I've seen it get is ~55C when encoding video files.
     
  9. badguy106

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    maybe lap the heatsink and apply a coat of arctic silver.
     
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    I'd try a new heatsink and fan, you can pick one up for under $30 on newegg.com. Does the heatsink feel loose at all? Is your CPU fan working or making any noises?
     
  11. My Dixie Wrecked

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    cleaned it out a week or two ago. the heatsink doesn't feel loose and the cpu fan i believe is working. stuck my hand the best i could in front of it and felt some air moving but i'll check again when i get home.

    question - how much air space should be between the cpu fan and whatever is in front of it? thinking about it, my power supply is pretty close to the fan, which is probably not allowing it to dissapate heat well.
     
  12. Slid.

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    That is normal, my 2500+ setup is the same way, I have to remove the power supply to change the heatsink/fan.

    The first thing I'd look at if a CPU is overheating is if the fan is working properly and the heatsink is properly seated. If both of those clear then I look at the thermal compound (between heatsink and cpu), if there is no compound your computer may run but will be on the verge of overheating.

    You may want to remove the heatsink and wipe it along with the CPU surface clean then reapply some compound. Arctic Silver 5 is what most people recommend - I've used it on my own system and it works pretty well.

    For your computer to work fine for a period of time then all of a sudden start acting up is odd though. How long has the computer been running without trouble?
     
  13. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    i got the computer built around aug-sept 2003. i've never really paid attention to the temp. too much until now but i don't recall it ever overheating in the past.

    i just checked it and both the heatsink and fan are fine.

    i thought the purpose of the thermal compound was to transfer heat from the chip to the heatsink. so since it's overly hot, it's doing it's job. or am I wrong? if i am, i'll just go get some and try that.
     
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    Just take it back, and tell them its running really hot. Taking the heatsink, and removing the thermal coumpound could void warranty.
     
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    never
     
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    You're definately right in that.

    I guess I'm stumped - you don't have the heat on full blast or the computer near a heater or anything do you? If someone built the computer for you then I guess calling them would be your best bet if you're still under warranty.
     
  17. My Dixie Wrecked

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    well i just found a heatsink i bought when i originally got all my computer parts. a Thermaltake TR2-M1. maybe it's better than the stock HSF. i'll try that with some artic silver 5 since the pole smokers at bzboyz won't answer my emails.
     
  18. My Dixie Wrecked

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    alright well i took off the heatsink. here are some pics.
    good? bad? :dunno:
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    not good, not bad... just is.

    be careful and remove it with a razor on the die. Compressed air helps remove it from the die.

    use some artic silver and re-apply.

    The stock thermal pads suck.
     
  20. My Dixie Wrecked

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    so i just finished installing my new HSF w/ arctic silver 5 and it still got up to 65*C after about 10 mins. w/o case fan. i don't have the side of my case on with the case fan so i grabbed my house fan and it's dropped to 50*C. should i wait a few days until it sets in and/or lap the heatsink? or is that still too hot and should send it back in under warranty?
     
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    Is the heat sink installed the right way? If you get the heatsink in the picture, 180 degrees out, the cpu die wont be centered with the plate on the heatsink. I dont think "waiting a few days" is going to make a difference with your temps. somethings not right...
     
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    just noticed you had a cpu shim.... get rid of it.
     
  23. Arun

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    my barton never gets that hot... you need a better cooling system
     
  24. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    well after i lapped the heatsink it got up to 67*C w/ the case fan but was stayed at 48*C w/o case fan and house fan blowing on it. so I don't know WTF the deal is. guess i'll try to contact bzboyz again tomorrow.
     
  25. My Dixie Wrecked

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    well, i got my new CPU. SAME FUCKING SHIT!!! :rl: :mad:


    so could it be a mobo issue?
     

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