So I am fairly new at messing around with computer hardware, and built a new machine with the help of an IT friend. I have an ASUS M4A78LT-M mother board, 4x2GB DDR3 Samsung M378B5673EH1-CH9 RAM, ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5 gpu, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor 3.2GHz. At first I was using a stock power supply that was 330 W but it could not handle the power needs so I upgraded to a 530 W one. Before the new power supply the computer would shut off on its own, then when I put the new one in it was able to last. But, it began to blue screen(artifacting) just before the blue screen, and me and my friend widdled it down to overheating issues. According to coretemp my cores at idle are 55 degrees Celsius, I also have CPUID Hardware Monitor and its temps are about the same. CPUID HW is saying that my GPU temp is around 60 degrees Celsius at idle. My ambient temperature is usually around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Also I am running windows 7 Home premium service pack 1(dont know if this is usefull) Any insight will help.
Yes, removed tape or whatever it was before installing, and fan is turning. Also heatsink fan is blowing onto the heatsink. I only have one fan attached to my case, it is pulling air out of my case, is it a problem that i do not have one sucking cold air in. My case is that of a HP p6230y(the initial computer that I bought then stuck the new thing into) should I buy a new case and additional fan?
Id rather not buy a case and fan and have them not solve the problem so if there is anything to try before buying those it would be helpful.
I did not see a place to mount a front fan. Take a look for yourself to see if it is possible to mount a front fan. Also, I would recommend you install an aftermarket HSF (like the one below). It will do a much better job of cooling the CPU and helping get hot air out the back of your rig.
Thanks for the info. I looked and there is not a place for a front fan. I'm going to order the HSF you recommended as well as a better case just for added security that I will be getting good air flow. I'll post back when I have the parts installed and can monitor my temps again.
Yes at first I did use the origional patch of TIM but i had to remove the processor for some reason(i cant recall) and I applied new TIM, twice now.
Understood. Hopefully, you applied as thin and even a coat of thermal goo as possible.
With thermal compounds, more is not necessarily better. In this case, less is actually better. Too much can keep the HSF and CPU too far apart and not as efficient or effective with heat transfer. This can certainly lead to higher temps.