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New Build running Extremly Hot....HELP!

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September 17, 2010 2:38:25 AM

Hello All,

I just built my first pc for video editing and have not even loaded Windows was just playing around in the bios and was warned upon startup that pc was running hot. Below are my system specs.... Please let me know what to do and I would like to stay away from liquid cooling.

CoolerMaster Cosmos S
Front: 120 x 25 mm fan x 1 / 1200 rpm / 17 dBA,
Top: 120 x 25 mm x 1 / 1200 rpm / 17 dBA (supports 120 mm x 2) (optional)
Rear: 120 x 25 mm fan 1 / 1200 rpm / 17 dBA
Side: 230 x 30 mm fan x 1 / 900 rpm / 150 CFM

1 x ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M4A1333C7
1 x MSI N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

(With nothing running, just in Bios)
CPU Temp: 77C (has reached 80c)
MB Temp: 32C
CPU Fan Speed: 2008RPM
CPU Voltage: 1.216V


I get nervous and shut the box off immed. as I am afraid to cause damage.

Any Suggestions would be greatly appriciated!

Thanks All!
September 17, 2010 2:46:49 AM

Remove the CPU fan, make sure there is thermal paste on the CPU, then reinstall the CPU fan. Make sure it's on secure.
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September 17, 2010 11:37:18 AM

Hello All,

I just built my first pc for video editing and have not even loaded Windows was just playing around in the bios and was warned upon startup that pc was running hot. Below are my system specs.... Please let me know what to do and I would like to stay away from liquid cooling.

CoolerMaster Cosmos S
Front: 120 x 25 mm fan x 1 / 1200 rpm / 17 dBA,
Top: 120 x 25 mm x 1 / 1200 rpm / 17 dBA (supports 120 mm x 2) (optional)
Rear: 120 x 25 mm fan 1 / 1200 rpm / 17 dBA
Side: 230 x 30 mm fan x 1 / 900 rpm / 150 CFM

1 x ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M4A1333C7
1 x MSI N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

(With nothing running, just in Bios)
CPU Temp: 77C (has reached 80c)
MB Temp: 32C
CPU Fan Speed: 2008RPM
CPU Voltage: 1.216V


I get nervous and shut the box off immed. as I am afraid to cause damage.

Any Suggestions would be greatly appriciated!

Thanks All!
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September 17, 2010 1:55:33 PM

can you post a pic side view case open please
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September 17, 2010 2:01:41 PM

I would guess that your heatsink isn't secure. Are you using an aftermarket cooler or the heatsink that came with the processor? Check to be sure it's making good contact with the CPU's heatspreader. Tighten the bracket (for aftermarket) or make sure the intel push-pins are in the locked position (for stock heatsink).
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September 17, 2010 2:24:41 PM

did you use thermal paste? :p 
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September 17, 2010 2:59:30 PM

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    September 17, 2010 2:59:30 PM

    Thanks for the reply and feel really silly, but.....

    I really could have sworn the paste was already on the unit so did not bother putting any other on.....Any recommendations on which to use or are they all the same?

    Thanks!
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    September 17, 2010 3:07:28 PM

    njn8410 said:
    Thanks for the reply and feel really silly, but.....

    I really could have sworn the paste was already on the unit so did not bother putting any other on.....Any recommendations on which to use or are they all the same?

    Thanks!


    Are you using the stock intel heatsink? The one that came with the processor? If so, it did already have thermal interface material applied on the bottom. That narrows your problem down to securing the heatsink properly.

    Turn the four corner knobs in the direction of the arrows on them until the white things on the back are spread apart and your heatsink is tightly in place. Check the instruction manual that came with your processor.
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