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Temperature Problem on Stock Speed

Last response: in CPUs
May 20, 2009 3:19:34 AM

i have a ASUS P5B board w/ E6420 running at stock speed 2.13GHz and Arctic Freeze Pro as HSF, i was getting 42-47C idle before i applied Arctic Silver 5 compound, now i'm getting 90C during idle, what's the problem here (is it the MB or the Thermal Paste)?
a b à CPUs
May 20, 2009 6:48:11 AM

Have you tried cutting down on the amount of thermal paste you've applied? Too much paste will reduce heat conductivity.
May 20, 2009 8:30:51 AM

Check HS is fitted tightly at all 4 point, sounds like one has come loose.

a b à CPUs
May 20, 2009 2:36:49 PM

After you reset reseat the cooler tightly, check your temps from the BIOS before Windows loads up. If it's crazy high then you know your cooler is not seated properly.