CPU temperature problems.... how can this be correct?

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  1. Jman

    Jman New Member

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    I just setup up my system and I am temporarily running the stock intel heatsink and fan...

    the cpu temp alarm would go on after 20 minutes of running(alarm is set at 75 degrees celcius). So I took the heatsink off, scraped off all the unknow thermal paste, put on arctic silver 7 and reinstalled the heatsink. Now I turned on the system and I'm in the BIOS(im on my laptop now) and the CPU temperature is climbing to 59 degrees celcius and remaining steady. 60 degrees idle is rediculous...i wish i had an external temp probe....is it possible the temp probe on my mobo is bad?

    abit ag8 mobo
    intel LGA 775 3.4 ghz
     
  2. mace

    mace i don't read

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    don't intel processors run hot?
     
  3. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    60 aint bad for that chip, you may want to look into getting an aftermarket heatsink, something big and copper with a nice 80 or 120 mm fan on top
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    my intel 550 idles at 41-43 and goes under load to around 50-55. Stock heatsink, with new paste. I never bought into the Artic Silver.
     
  5. DAN513

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    Do you have any case fans? If not, now would be a good time to invest in some, ideally one in the front and one in the back. Cool air in through the front and then out the back.
     

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