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AMD Phenom II X4 B55 CPU constantly hot

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April 9, 2013 1:45:00 AM

Well this issue started happening a month or two ago. Idle it sits around 40-45C, doing anything really brings it up to 45-50C Anything gaming related it will sit around 60+. And with some newer games it will go up to 70+ which makes the PC restart.

Anyways, I'm trying to figure out why this is happening, it hasn't always happened. I made sure the fans and heatsinks was clean. Tried new thermal paste, and it has proper ventilation. Does anyone know why this is happening?

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April 9, 2013 1:48:48 AM

Is it overclocked?
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April 9, 2013 2:08:37 AM

The B55 is an unlocked 555BE, so I am guessing you are using the stock cooler thats only designed to cool 2 cores and its now cooling 4.
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April 9, 2013 9:24:10 AM

Oh darn! I forgot all about that seeing I thought it didn't work. Thank you guys for the help :) 
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