I recently put together a system for the first time and everything seemed to be running fine. The other day when i had two games running (WoW and CS:Source) the comp restarted with no warning.
I had a friend tell me it could be overheating. I downloaded intel's temperature monitor and it after running the 100% load test the both cores kept rising to close to 90 degrees C.
I've checked to make sure that I seated the heatsink properly and I belive that I have done so. I don't have any extra thermal past applied as I'd seen several places that its not necessary on the newer processors as they have it pre applied.
Listed below is the hardware I'm using. If anyone has any suggestions about what could be causing this(or how to fix it) I'd appreciate it a lot.
Sounds like you are not overclocking, and using the stock cooler. How is the rest of the build, fan wise. Yes that is WAY too high and I suggest you do not run it that way unless needed to test the fix.
One thing I noticed was that the frequency given by the Thermal Analysis Tool is 1809 and on another post in this forum the same processor had lower temps but was running at only 1800. Is it possible that some bios option that I haven't configured properly could contribute to the heating problem?
Yeah from everything I've heard that number is ridiculously high...
I reseated the Heatsink and the comp booted to a temp of about 55-56C while idling. Before the number was around 61-62 so i guess thats a little bit of improvement. I'm going to go buy some new thermal paste tomorrow and see if that helps things any.
I haven't really messed with the bios very much yet. Is there a voltage setting that i could have wrong that could cause the processor to run a little bit faster (1809 MHz) and be part of the cause of the higher temperature?
Al- The fan is on all the time and I've never noticed it stop (I have a clear window and have checked to make sure it is running).
Grimmy- I was a little hesitant about pushing extremely hard on the motherboard so its possible that one of the pins may not be in all the way. I'm running to the store later to buy some new thermal paste. After I apply the new paste I'll make sure all 4 are fully inserted.
Thanks for the help guys, I'll try and post an update later tonight or tomorrow after I get the paste/reseat the heatsink.
Check the vcore voltage. BIOS may have the wrong default settings. If you have a temperature multimeter you can check the temp. Sometimes the internal probe might be bad and causes it to see 90C and restart the comp if BIOS has protection on it. Also check the cpu fan rpm in the BIOS should be relatively high. You definitely need to apply the thermal paste correctly. Or maybe the heatsink is not installed correctly that there may be a 2mm gap between the CPU and the heatsink.
Or you are living in hell and your ambient temp is 70C. lol