CPU keeps hitting 100 Tags: Homebuilt Cases CPUs Systems Last response: March 24, 2010 12:27 AM in Systems Share lmonks94 March 21, 2010 11:57:15 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 More about : cpu hitting 100 testdasi March 21, 2010 12:55:06 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? lmonks94 March 22, 2010 7:15:19 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. Related resources Cpu hits 100% (when playing games.) and laptop keeps getting hot. - Forum CPU hitting 100 Degrees! - Forum CPU Hitting 100° Celsius underload. [AMD Athlon x750k] - Forum my cpu hitting 100% now when i play same game (help) - Forum Cpu keeps jumping up to 100% while gaming - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shortstuff_mt a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs March 22, 2010 7:18:52 PM If you took the heat sink off during your cleaning you need to install fresh thermal paste. lindley010 March 23, 2010 10:43:51 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) shortstuff_mt a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs March 23, 2010 3:10:27 PM Not using thermal paste will most certainly cause massive overheating. What are you talking about? lmonks94 March 23, 2010 4:41:54 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 fastx21 a b B Homebuilt system March 24, 2010 12:27:25 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) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources CPU keeps going to 100% while playing Games - AMD FX 8320 Forum SolvedCPU Temps hit 100C briefly on accident? Forum SolvedCPU Hit 100% today, think its time for a new one! Forum SolvedProcessor hitting 100% when playing games.... Forum Solvedi5-4670k hitting 100% browsing internet Forum SolvedNew build hitting over 100°c Forum SolvedCPU Temp Hitting up to and above 70 degrees! Forum SolvedGt 430 hitting 100c while playing farcary 3 & AC3 Forum i7 4770k hitting 100c on stock cooler - help Forum SolvedMax memory questions keep hitting dead end. Forum SolvedMy CPU is hitting Temps of 81c Forum Solvedcores air carbide 540 air case. antec 620 kuhler. phenom 965 be c3 CPU. 790fx-gd70 board. my temps are hitting 57c on stock sp Forum CPU Hits 100% no matter what game I run!! Forum H100i hitting Ram on my Bitfenix Ronin Forum SolvedCPU STILL hitting high temps. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !