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Is my cpu overheating?

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June 26, 2009 2:35:36 PM

everest ultimate reads my cpu idle 36c and core 1 30c, core 2 24c idle. and everest is consistant with speedfan.

core temp says core 0 51c, core 1 44c idle.

my cpu is amd athlon 64 x2 5600+ with stock heatsink/fan and artic silver. this was my first time switching cpus so im scared i did thermal paste wrong if the core temps are correct, i wanna believe the everest temps =\. computer shut off randomly twice yesterday playing counter-strike so im guessing its my psu or cpu over heating?

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a c 173 à CPUs
June 26, 2009 4:09:56 PM

System specs?
a c 127 à CPUs
June 26, 2009 4:31:01 PM

51c and 44 idle.

To be honest i would not trust the stock cooler.
But i would buy an after market one.
This should help.

Do a test of the cpu temp when under load / playing CSS.
70c or more is bad.

As for the thermal paste, you only need a small blob of it the size of a grain of rice.
Then spread it all over the heat spredder of the cpu in a very thin layer.

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June 26, 2009 5:39:40 PM

jsc said:
System specs?

dell inspirion i cant spell 531, amd athlon 64 x2 5600+, 4x 1gig ddr2 sticks, 9600gt, 1tb sata hdd, sata dvd rw.

and shaun i dunno if they are my temps or not, everest says much lower, i tried spreadin it but i didnt do a very good job, was thinking of just redoing and letting heatsink spread it this time.
June 26, 2009 5:40:55 PM

oh and thats not my cpu, mines the 1mb l2, 65w bris somthing.
June 26, 2009 10:49:54 PM

those AM2 chips runs pretty hot. My old 5200+ ran low 40c @ idle. After installing Artic Cooler 64, temp dropped to 27c @ idle.
June 27, 2009 12:16:20 AM

what temp should i be believing? hopefully you say the everest temps =]
a c 127 à CPUs
June 28, 2009 2:52:31 PM

I would go by the Bios reading.
Hit delete on boot up, have a check in there.
Hardware Monitor.

See what your temps are.

But like i said buy an after market cooler, it will do a much better job of cooling the CPU.
It would help to know what mother board you are using.

June 28, 2009 7:05:21 PM

June 28, 2009 11:02:58 PM

that says 44c core 0, 50c core 1