The day before I installed Vista x64 for the first time, I blew out my case with come compressed air, which really cleaned it out nicely. Next time it boots up I install Vista, and it's not until a day later that I realize that my CPU temps are skyrocketing! Something has caused the temps to go up about 8 or 9 degrees Celcius!
The CPU fan and heatsink were not touched while I was cleaning out the case, and the ambient temperature hasn't really changed at all from before.
My initial suspicion was that my move from a 32-bit OS to 64-bit might be the cause. However, that wouldn't explain why my CPU now overclocks less and still runs a little hotter while in the BIOS! I can't even get the same overclock that I could achieve before with the same voltage settings!
Has anyone experienced higher temps from moving to Vista x64? Any other ideas of what could be the cause? Thanks in advance!
I went from 32 bit XP to XP64 on one computer and to Vista 64 on another computer without any temperature change at all. My overclocks were unaffected as well. If anything, running 64 bit code is more efficient and should lower the number of cycles that the processor does for a given amount of work, thus lowering the temps.
x64 made no difference to me in comparison to x32-86 at all in terms of heat. sound to my you have a generic case of 'fan clog' or 'cooler dismount' is it a stock intel cooler? if so they can be dismember it to separate parts. fan and heat sink, real easy, then just make sure there is no dust in it anywhere. then reassemble and mount the processor with a small amount of AS5 or alternative. and if temps are still high post back.
also what fan?
what CPU model?
the only thing i could think of is that becasue desktop chip are not true x64 chip (unlike itanium) that there might be an issue witht the module in the cpu which is reponsible of emt64.