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CPU keeps hitting 100
Mar 21, 2010, 11:57 AM
Yesterday morning my CPU was running smoothly not even hitting 10 on both cores.
I saw so much dust and dirt on the case and fans so I decided to clean all fans.
Once I turned PC on later that day, every time I do something or go on a game it seems to lagg and hit 100 on both cores.
Any ideas why
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 21, 2010, 12:55 PM
Check if the CPU fan is running. If it is not - obvious problem. If it is, we need more info.
How did you clean the fans? Did you in any stage take the CPU fan off?
Mar 22, 2010, 7:15 PM
The CPU fan is running.
Yeah, I did take the CPU fan off whilst cleaning. I cleaned it using cloth and compressed air can.
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Mar 22, 2010, 7:18 PM
If you took the heat sink off during your cleaning you need to install fresh thermal paste.
Mar 23, 2010, 10:43 AM
Thermal paste doesnt make a large difference, Not something that would cause massive overheating. Get a Temp monitoring program.
Also remove the cpu heatsink again and replace it (to make sure its on properly)
Mar 23, 2010, 3:10 PM
Not using thermal paste will most certainly cause massive overheating. What are you talking about?
Mar 23, 2010, 4:41 PM
I've now took the heat sink off, applied new thermal paste and put the heat sink back on, now I think its working fine
Mar 24, 2010, 12:27 AM
Lindley010 what are you talking about? No offense but you're advice will destroy alot of procs.
Always make sure you put new thermal paste.
(Thermal paste is the difference between a crashing system and an idle at 28C)
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