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Processors 90-99% run fine but....

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October 30, 2010 1:10:00 PM

So, I've been reading some of these posts about CPU's Thermal Paste and overheating problems. Now, here's my problem - My computer was getting hot enough that it was shutting down on it's own to protect itself. Very annoying during a game, but I'm glad they implemented that to save me money. Now, I tried everything, thermal paste, new fans, opening the case to help the airflow and 100000's of other things. My CPU's would get up to about 75 C on both cores. I have not over clocked it or messed with it in any way, but I did turn it down from running 100% min 100% max to run from 50% to 100%. That didn't work. So I downloaded a processor stress test program (even though I already knew it was my CPU I just had to double check) and my processors went from 33 C (idel) to 65 C (full load). An extreme jump in temps. So I decided to try something, turning it from 50% min 100% max to 90% min 99% max. That fixed the problem. Is there ANY reason why 1% would make my CPU run from 65 C full load to 45 C full load? I really apprecaite all your help.

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October 30, 2010 1:15:44 PM

Also, before I get asked, I turned down the processors in the control panel under power managment options.

Gateway DX4300

AMD Athlon 7750 Dual Core Processor 2.70 GHz

6GB RAM DDR2 5400

Win 7 X64

Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX 1GB RAM
a b à CPUs
October 30, 2010 5:22:20 PM

Is 100% possibly incorrect input?

Is your CPU fan spinning faster in the 90-99% compared to the 100-100%?
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October 30, 2010 5:49:26 PM

Download CPU-Z, see if your new power setting still permits it to go up to full speed, it may be constantly stuck in cool'n'quiet mode now
October 30, 2010 6:23:08 PM

The CPU fan doesn't spin even half as much in the 90%-99%.

CPU-Z was downloaded.... 1350.6 MHz is the fastest the core gets to at 90%-99%. when I turn it to 90%-100% it runs at 2500.7 MHz.

Huh, any help would be great. Really appreciate it guys.

October 31, 2010 8:40:06 PM

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October 31, 2010 8:41:44 PM


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