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January 10, 2010 9:59:29 AM

Hi, I am having a problem with my CPU temp that I cannot solve and need some help with.

Each day that I start my PC, after about 20 mins the CPU temp rises very slowly from 40C to 55C even though there is no heavy CPU processing. If I then play a game the CPU temp rises to 65C. Note that the CPU does not overheat and cause a PC shutdown.

If I restart my system the CPU temp reaches 40C and stays there whilst the PC is idle and stays at this temp for hours. If I then play a game the CPU temp never rises above 50C.

It does this consistenty every day I use the PC and have no idea why.

My PC is:
- ASRock P45R2000 motherboard
- Intel Q9650 overclocked from 3 to 3.6 Ghz
- Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme v2 CPU Cooler
- MSI Nvidia GTX275 Video Card
- Creative SB X-Fi Sound Card

As far as I know the CPU has been seated correctly in the motherboard with the correct amount of arctic silver. This is the 5th PC that I have built and so know a little about these things.

Any ideas? Is this a BIOS, Motherboard or CPU Issue?

Thanks for your time.

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January 10, 2010 3:58:02 PM

Hi, I will try a reinstall of the CPU in the next few days.

I am using an ASRock Utility to measure the temp.
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January 11, 2010 12:06:51 AM

Hi newcomer and wecome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Try the things that weirdguy99 said, and, What case do you have?
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January 16, 2010 4:43:35 PM

Thanks guys, looks like I had too much thermal grease last time. Have reseated and know it holds the temp down.

Problem solved!

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