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November 2, 2013 11:19:06 PM

Hello, so my CPU temp was reaching 90 C for quite a few days and 10 minutes ago I replaced the paste, I cleaned everything with 99% alcohol and added a dot on the center of the size of a pea (a bit less). I made sure to put everything into place right but I don't see any difference in the temperature after turning the computer on and just browsing the internet. It gets up to 85%.I used Antec 6 compund.

Perhaps the voltage is somehow wrong in my bios? I really can't see anything else making it heat this fast and high.. I'm worried my computer will collapse anytime now.


Any help and suggestions are welcomed.
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November 2, 2013 11:34:27 PM

this processor does reach high temperatures but for web browsing it is too much.preform a BIOS update and if you have over clocked it revert everything.if you have warranty there is nothing more you can do.
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November 2, 2013 11:44:56 PM

JOHNN93 said:
this processor does reach high temperatures but for web browsing it is too much.preform a BIOS update and if you have over clocked it revert everything.if you have warranty there is nothing more you can do.


How do I perform a BIOS update? Also I remember looking into OCing my CPU but never really did anything (as far as I remember). I also recently changed everything to default in the bios.

Perhaps I applied the paste wrong too? =/

Thanks for the feedback!
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November 3, 2013 12:27:56 AM

take out the heat sink if it is applied evenly through all the surface 90%-100% you applied it correct.
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z68-V_LE/...
this is the latest bios version for your motherboard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQKQj_aASCQ
and this is how you will update your bios with epic background music provided by asus ;) 
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