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Cpu/Motherboard running a bit hot while gaming

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September 10, 2011 6:41:08 AM

Hey all,

I recently decided to check my PC's temperatures; installed a program called CPUID Hardware Monitor. I tried looking up average temperatures for some of my components and it seemed as if they might be running a bit hot. I haven't had any issues YET, I simply was just curious as to how hot my PC was running.

Here are the results: I was curious as to exactly how hot these temperatures really are (ie will they cause damage to my machine), and what steps I should take to lower them.

http://i55.tinypic.com/154dcb7.png

Appreciate any help!
Thanks!

EDIT: Nothing is overclocked, these are all stock speeds. Forgot to mention that.
September 10, 2011 7:07:13 AM

Having your cpu hit temps in the 80c range is a bit high. Under load, it should really stay under 60c or lower.
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September 10, 2011 7:15:02 AM

Alright, how bad is it though? Is it just a bit high or will it cause permanent problems in the long run? I will try getting a can of compressed air to clean out some dust, and I actually ordered a fan for my side panel, maybe that will help.
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September 10, 2011 7:15:47 AM

I'd try "Core Temp" to see if the temps are accurate as HW Monitor is not always accurate. If your room temp is warm this will increase the component temps.
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September 10, 2011 7:18:15 AM

Alright I will check that out. It is a bit hot here, room temp is probably in the high 70s to mid 80s most days. I have no AC at my house, things will cool down by the end of the month though.
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a b V Motherboard
September 10, 2011 7:19:11 AM

http://memegenerator.net/instance/9887802


I think its teim to get a new cooler, or reapply your thermal compound
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September 10, 2011 7:25:05 AM

haha, appreciate the meme. I'll definitely reapply thermal compound
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September 10, 2011 7:30:31 AM

try and remove any dust build as well. if any, that always works. :D 
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September 10, 2011 8:03:53 AM

Just tried running a game, core temp is giving me readings at around 80c. No performance issues in the game though, everything runs fine except for this heat issue. It really is bothering me though, I need to find some way to bring it down.
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September 10, 2011 9:31:21 AM

Alright, after getting rid of some of the dust in the heatsink, I'm getting around 70c'ish temps. Ordered some thermal component on Amazon, that should lower it even more. Thanks all.
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September 10, 2011 7:04:24 PM

if possible try and add another fan to your case. it should help....i think
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September 20, 2011 6:46:08 PM

So, I replaced my heatsink, and it dropped my temperatures down to below 40c while under load. Solved the problem, thanks!
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September 20, 2011 9:54:12 PM

which heatsink did you buy?
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October 3, 2011 12:44:17 AM

Best answer selected by aat7.
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