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Last response: in Overclocking
January 25, 2004 5:52:00 PM

Hello everyone,
I just have a question about cooling instructions. I'm running an XP 2500 Barton Core on a Gigabyte GA-7NNXP with a Vantec Aerocool, A Maxtor 80GB 8MB Cache HD, A WD 40GB HD, A Powerup 350 watt power supply and all in an Enermax CS-31881TA-B3A, and I can't get my temperature to go below 75 degrees celcius according to Gigabyte's "Easy Tune4". In bios, the cpu temp reads 88 degrees celcius. This is horrible I know, but I cant seem to lower it unless I UNDERCLOCK my processor. I have 4 CoolerMaster 80X80X80mm fans in the case and I took off the case covers to help airflow but still up over 75. Should I get a new heatsink/fan, and if so, do you have any suggestions that you know would fit on my motherboard. Any advice would help! Thank you

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January 25, 2004 7:43:00 PM

Is it even possible to boot at those temperatures?
Well, I'd say first flash it with the newest bios version and see if that gives you a different temperature reading.
Secondly, make sure the heatsink is not on backwards or something, and that it has thermal grease in between the heatsink and the cpu.(if it has a thermal pad, you'll have to take it off and then apply grease, not too heavily though) Your temperature shouldn't be that high no matter how cheap the heatsink is......well, maybe, I could imagine plenty of older heatsinks that would let it go that high, but no current heatsink.