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CPU overheats-80 degrees celsius

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May 2, 2008 11:19:34 PM

Hi

I have a big problem....CPU temperature gets over 80 degrees celsius and pc shuts down.......I just reinstalled windows and it's the same. I removed the CPU and cooler out......I've checked them :D  .....I put them back inside but no results.

CPU Athlon 64 X2 4800+
MB Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4, nForce 570SLI, S-AM2
2*8800GS SLi mode

I also removed one of the video cards, but still the same. Can someone please tell me what to do?

Thanks.
May 3, 2008 12:00:30 AM

When you reinstalled the cpu heatsink did you clean of the old thermal paste with rubbing alcohol and apply fresh thermal paste?

When did this start happening? Is it a brand new build? Or just a new processor?

Is it Overclocked any? If so do you have an aftermarket heatsink?
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