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September 11, 2009 6:51:02 PM

ok i have an asus p5b deluxe motherboard with a pentium 4 3.4mhz prossesor. as soon as i turn on the computer the cpu shoots to 195 degrees instantly. i thought it might be the cpu because i bought it used on ebay but i bought a brand new cpu, installed it and same problem. should i suspect the mptherboard? and is there anything anyone might know to fix this or do i need to get a new one.
other components
radeon 4550 1 gig video card
1 TB Sata harddrive
4 gig ddr2 memory
raid max 868w series atx case
4 front case fans
2 rear case fans
1 side case fan
dual fan memory fan
dual fan harddrive fan
apower AK series 850watt psu

thanks in advance

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September 11, 2009 7:50:04 PM

Do you have a heat sink attached to the CPU? Air movement alone isn't enough to cool a modern CPU, you need a heatsink with metal fins and a fan blowing air through them to dissipate the heat.

If you do have a heatsink, did you use thermal paste when installing it? The thermal paste is necessary to assure good conduction of heat from the CPU to the heatsink.
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September 11, 2009 8:59:55 PM

yes i do have a heatsink and fan directly over the cpu
September 12, 2009 12:42:33 PM

Did you install the fan yourself and did you put the paste on like sminlal said? because it sounds like its non existant.