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January 23, 2009 2:32:24 AM

I just built a new system with a Pentium Dual-Core E5200 for a friend this week.

He runs it 24/7 and plays some fps games online.

When he restarts the system occasionally, he gets a cpu high temp warning and has to use F1 to continue the reboot.

I am going to get him to install Core Temp or Speed Fan tomorrow.

What could be causing this? I haven't had this problem before.

Thanks,
Bob

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January 23, 2009 2:43:05 AM

cpu voltage too high, faulty temp sensor, warning threshhold too low, poorly installed heatsink, fan not up to speed, poor heatsink or cpu surface. bad chip/die contact. bad retention bracket or springs. other heat sourses in the computer. poor airflow.

there are tons of things it could be
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January 23, 2009 4:21:32 AM

I bet one or more of the heatsink push-pins aren't fully seated.
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January 23, 2009 4:35:32 AM

^+1. pushpins arent seated correctly. also check for case ventilation... no case fans wont cause ridiculously high temps, but case fans do have a surprising effect on temps... other than that, get a new cooler. my e5200 cooler is still sitting in its plastic box. useless, tiny, aluminium POS.
January 25, 2009 12:55:58 AM

I've got the guy who has the box installing Core Temp to output real values.
I'll post here when I get the info.

Thanks,
Bob
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