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I believe my CPU is overheating (intel q8300)... its reaching 50c at idle and 58c+ while under load. Is it reaching harmful temperatures? if so, what should I do to keep the CPU cool? (please keep in mind that I have set fan settings to 100%)
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  1. sounds like a dusty hsf
  2. thats what I first thought too, I opened up the pc and checked a couple hours back before this post and nada, there was no dust on the heatsink... (i clean the PC every month). do you think my CPU is on it's way to a early death?... to say a month ago the cpu was at 58C MAX while handling GTA4 maxed out...
  3. I put new ones in one week ago.. surely I wouldn't have to apply it again? btw this is the 2nd time I have applied paste in a 9 month time span.
  4. What type of heatsink do you have?
    What type of case do you have?
  5. I actually don't know, you see I bought this computer, and since then just added different parts to it.. so I guess a stock cpu heatsink. The case is a large, stock ASUS CG series case.
  6. What types of case fan does the Case have?

    Have you done any overclocking?

    I would reccomend buying a Hyper212+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    Really cheap soultion for a heatsink and it gives really good temps.
  7. I believe it has One 92m fan...at this moment, are there any other remedies besides the hyper212? I'll try it for a last resort but anything else?..
  8. Might have something to do with poor case airflow.The enitre system only has 1 fan?And thats probably over the CPU?

    What type of case do you have?could you post a link
    Well if you only have 1 fan throughout then a simple soultion would be to get some case fans depending on the size restrictions of your case...
  9. purple stank said:
    Might have something to do with poor case airflow.The enitre system only has 1 fan?And thats probably over the CPU?

    What type of case do you have?could you post a link
    Well if you only have 1 fan throughout then a simple soultion would be to get some case fans depending on the size restrictions of your case...


    I'm sorry but I don't own a camera, and I can't find a picture link to my case. BTW I'm pretty sure it has good airflow, It used to have 2 92mm fans until the first one died, and yes it is over the CPU. I took out a ThermalTake120mm fan from my old computer and installed it to my current PC, and still no difference. Also my case is actually VERY large, so I have no problem with size restrictions.
  10. Quote:
    You did clean off the old thermal paste did you?
    How many intake and how many exhaust fans do you have?


    Yes I did clean off the old thermal paste. I also dont get your question, I only have one 92mm fan inside my pc.
  11. He means how many fans are in your computer?
    Their should be on on the back,thats called the exhaust etc. etc.
  12. ?
  13. purple stank said:
    He means how many fans are in your computer?
    Their should be on on the back,thats called the exhaust etc. etc.


    theres 1 on the back and a fan near the cpu over the graphics card, (not on the gpu)
  14. tried another heatsink, cooler temps at 78 celcius...
  15. Do you guys have any links to any good fans or heatsinks?
  16. Best answer
    71c is the max temp for a Q8300 so if your maxing out at 58c then you should have no problems.But you said it got to 78c? It should have shut down if it got that hot.
    Have you been doing any O.C.ing?What is your voltage set at right now?

    Here's your CPU,maxtemps n voltage's etc.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2/Intel-Core%202%20Quad%20Q8300%20AT80580PJ0604MN%20-%20AT80580PJ0604ML%20(BX80580Q8300).html

    Like i said before,if you need it,a Hyper212+ is a great heatsink and it's cheap.Look at the above post for a ling to it.
  17. burble56 said:
    tried another heatsink, cooler temps at 78 celcius...


    What other heatsink did u try?
  18. Best answer selected by burble56.
  19. purple stank said:
    What other heatsink did u try?


    no the heatsink is a Hyper212+ the one you recommended
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