For the first time since i had my computer (about a year) it hit the temperature warning. Its just a long beep that goes off when my cpu goes over 70c which i set in the bios. my computer barely ever got to 60c (it only gets to 60c if i use prime 95). So it first happened when i was playing a game and had my e8400 overclocked to 3.6ghz and with in mins of starting the game i hit 70c and heard a the beep so i turned off my computer. The funny thing is that i was playing the game yesterday with the same exact settings (for the game and my computer) for hours and i never hit the 70c warning. so i set my computer back to stock and ran prime 95 and my cpu still works its way up to 70c. how can my cpu suddenly run hotter?
I have an e8400 and the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. My ambient room temp is about 24-26c. idle temp is about 35c and has always been since summer. I just cleaned my whole computer like 2 weeks ago and i just reseated my cpu cooler and it still gets to 70c. (i keep on saying cpu but iam talking about the cores)
Edit: It hit 80c in about 2 mins when running prime 95 on the max heat setting
Edit: Problem was me not knowing how to properly put a cpu cooler on. I have the ver. 2 of the ACF7P so it came with a mount that you push button press in and then the cooler screws into that. the push pins are 2 separate pieces and instead of putting the first part in and having the mount sit on the motherboard i put both piece in at the same time causing the mount to sit a little above the motherboard and also making it able to move around more than it should. I had the cooler like ever since i got it so i guess recently it moved enough to cause a big temp increase. O ya having the cooling like this lets it move around but it was still tight and that's why i didn't notice when i reseated the cooler, stupid me.
I was getting the higher temps before and after i reseated the cpu cooler and yes i cleaned off the old thermal compound. I used alcohol to get it all off and i put article silver 5 on which was on there before also
sorry for the slow replay i thought it would say you posted back in me email which it didn't. i have had my Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for about 7 month and i don't think it came with anything on it.
your don't seem to follow what i am saying so i will say it again basically my cpu was running cooler the day before now it goes to 70c on load.(without me doing anything to the computer) the only think i can think of is that my sensor went bad but i don't really know so that's why I'm here
I think the sensor is working. If the sensor had gone bad you'd expect no reported temps or really strange value - not something like 70C. Using AS5 usually means temps should be improving as it cures.
That gray patch on the AC Freezer 7 Pro is the pre-applied thermal compound.