So My CPU is Idle at around 85-93C and 100-105C when playing wow. I recently ran into a psu problem where it fried, and now im experiencing poor performance in my pc. So what is going on with the phenom II 945 quad??
Open it up after it has been off for a while, grab your heatsink and see if it wiggles more than a tiny bit, if it does its loose and you likely knocked it when you were replacing the PSU. You can either try to reattach it, or you can get an aftermarket cooler and swap it all together. Super heating CPU is unlikely to be anything but the heatsink.
It's really F***ing overheating. It's throttling itself when on load.
By the sounds of those temperatures though, it shouldn't be that hot even if you didn't apply any thermal compound. It sounds to me more like you put the heatsink on, but didn't clip it in place, in which case there will be at least 1mm space between the HSF and CPU. But even if that isn't so, check your HSF and reseat everything. clean out any dust and apply new thermal compound.
Also, what do you mean "now im experiencing poor performance in my pc"? That's not very descriptive at all.
Ok, My HEATSINK WAS NOT IN PLACE! I fixed it...but heres the question its ran a good few hours...everything seems to be fine, is their damage or?
Unlikely. I believe you have to run it that hot for a very extended period for damage to occur. It should be fine. If you really want to be sure though, you could always run a stability test on it. Prime95 or linx are good.
As for the PSU being a problem, if that were the case, your computer would not work or would shut down on load. Not a framerate drop.
Well surpisingly...the cpu was the problem...when i put the heatsink back everything went back to how it was. So im not sure, although unlike games like cod, wow uses alot more CPU the GPU so thats probably why. and temps stay at 30-40C
You are misunderstanding a couple things and i wish to clear them up. The CPU was not the problem, the loose heatsink was the issue, two different things, close together in the system yes, but not the same. Overheating is rarely the fault of the CPU, its almost always the heatsink thats at fault.
The reason your CPU was over heating was because it had almost no cooling, it had nothing to do with how much or how little your game used the CPU, your temps were only changing 10C between idle and load.
What are your temps while running prime95 so your CPU is at full load, not while at idle, at idle is a far less important number than at load.
50C and No I understand what your saying, Thats why i was asking did the cpu receive damage, obviously the heatsink isnt going to get damage to it its the cpu because it wasnt bieng cooled and thats why I asked