Suddenly Overheating problem -- help pls! Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Overclocking Last response: February 3, 2005 12:34 AM in Overclocking Share AdamL February 1, 2005 1:26:26 PM Hi! I have been happily using an AMD XP Mobile o/c'd at 2.4 Ghz (200x12) which was a very stable configuration when I set it up just 6 months ago. Now all of a sudden I'm running into all kinds of overheating. The thing is idling high, at 65 degrees! I haven't changed the heatsink/fan (which is a good heatsink with a very powerful fan). What could be the problem? Do I have to take the heatsink off and reapply my arctic silver or something? Thanks for the help. More about : suddenly overheating problem pls Ned_Flanders February 1, 2005 3:05:22 PM You have probably knocked the HSF. Reattach and check for damage the the mouting stuff (can't think what it is caled! ) ______________ OK it's your choice: You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box! ...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat AdamL February 1, 2005 5:18:56 PM Hey, thanks for your help. Do you mean the heatsink itself might have been knocked off the cpu? Would removing the heatsink and fan from the cpu mean I have to remove and reapply the arctic silver compound, or is the old stuff fine? Related resources Cpu overheating within 2 minutes.. pls help ..!!! - Forum Big performance problem with ati radeon hd 4670... help pls . - Forum Need help on my ati 4650 pls - Forum GTX-285 Suddenly Overheating - Forum Unknown issue causing PC shutdown (Gfx card overheating ?) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer addiarmadar February 2, 2005 6:52:26 PM Remove the HSF, clean off the cpu and HSF, reapply the thermal grease, then reinstall the HSF. <i><font color=red>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red> addiarmadar February 2, 2005 6:54:00 PM If your fan in the CPU is off weight, it would vibrate and move the HSF off or loose. Ive seen HSF just fall off the cpu so this stuff happens. <i><font color=red>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red> AdamL February 2, 2005 8:21:40 PM What does HSF stand for? Untruest February 3, 2005 12:34:49 AM HSF stands for HeatSinkFan basically the combo of a fan and a heatsink together. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Overheating cause multiple reboots? Forum E8400 overheating or a faulty mobo .. pls help Forum Monitor screen goes blank suddenly but pc still running (Cpu fan starts spinnin Forum The whole computer heating. Pls help . emergencies Forum [ HELP ] Computer Suddenly slow without reason? Forum PLS HELP ! Overheating MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Forum Sudden problem playing video with WMP. Pls help Forum How to fix Dell N5010 overheating problem ? Forum Suddenly having overheating problem Forum Core i7 940 suddenly overheating after 7 months Forum 4870X2 suddenly overheating Forum GT 540m overheating problem Forum Newly upgraded computer wont boot, pls help Forum Crossfire HD7870 x8 questions? Forum Please help out !!! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !