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October 15, 2010 9:57:54 AM

hi i had this intel pentium D 3.2 ghz when checking the temp in the bios it ran @ +-30 *c but in windows if i just start to play a game it go's up to 100*c
and idle @ 40 *c not over clocked at all. why would it do this? thermal paste was fine and tried a bigger cooler asswell.

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a c 172 à CPUs
October 15, 2010 10:42:09 AM

Heatsink not properly installed, poor airflow through case, malfunctioning temperature sensors.
a b à CPUs
October 15, 2010 11:15:25 AM

^+1 I agree. With the third possibility as most likely. Since the OP didn't say anything about the PC shut down by itself.

@Fannels: Did you experience any auto shut down issue?
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a c 131 à CPUs
October 15, 2010 2:52:15 PM

^exactly what we need from you to be able to help you.
You haven't overclocked, right?
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October 15, 2010 3:02:16 PM

^ :lol:  sharp eyes there... I didn't notice that one
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