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 My PC switch-offs suddenly.....cant find the problem pls help. - Forum gpu suddenly stopped :( help pls - Forum Sudden problem playing video with WMP. Pls help - Forum Pc suddenly wont turn on. Pls help! - Forum CPU FAN ERROR + Overheating on New Build! 3930k + p9x79WS Help pls! - 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 SolvedPLS HELP! Overheating MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Forum SolvedLan USB adapter problem pls help Forum SolvedIntel i5 Core Gaming Problem (sony vaio pro 13) PLS HELP Forum Suddenly having overheating problem Forum SolvedDoes amd processor cause heating problem? In terms of longevity which is better amd a10 or core i5 pls help.... Forum Cpu overheating within 2 minutes..pls help..!!! Forum SolvedCpu fan problem , help pls Forum SolvedPROBLEM in installing GAMES. 100percent RAM usage and Freeze my system. PLS HELP Forum strange problem with my gaming laptop.. pls help Forum serious problem,pls help me out.. Forum (important!) (Pls Help) Default storage problem Forum SolvedGPU Suddenly Overheating recently. Forum SolvedCPU Extreme overheating suddenly Forum help pls diagnosing ram problem AMD fm2 Forum E8400 overheating or a faulty mobo .. pls help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !