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My CPU is 212f boiling lava hot? (SOLVED, TRUE TEMP)

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November 5, 2011 6:51:11 PM

Yea.... I'm rendering a project right now. Been like this for about 10 minutes...
November 5, 2011 6:51:42 PM

awesome it just broke 100C!
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November 5, 2011 7:02:12 PM

I've never seen a CPU where all cores are at the exact same temperature. Are you sure the program reports the Core temperatures properly? Is the CPU throttling?
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November 5, 2011 7:18:20 PM

If that really is correct, your cpu shouldn't even be working right now...

I would turn off your comp and check to see if the heatsink is on the cpu properly before your cpu is totally ruined. It shouldn't go over 60C let alone 100.
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November 5, 2011 7:24:09 PM

Use CoreTemp or Realtemp for starters to monitor cpu temp.
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November 5, 2011 7:27:40 PM

Haserath said:
If that really is correct, your cpu shouldn't even be working right now...

I would turn off your comp and check to see if the heatsink is on the cpu properly before your cpu is totally ruined. It shouldn't go over 60C let alone 100.

Don't AMD processors throttle or shutdown when the temperature is too high? I know from experience that Intel processors do.
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November 5, 2011 8:25:14 PM

Yes, but it doesn't hurt to be careful. I would check it immediately if I ever saw temps like that.
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November 5, 2011 8:41:36 PM

So would I, but I doubt the OP's CPU is running that hot without throttling or shutting down.
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November 5, 2011 10:23:21 PM

GhislainG said:
Don't AMD processors throttle or shutdown when the temperature is too high? I know from experience that Intel processors do.



Yup, AMD CPUs will shut down long before 100C. Use "Core Temp" to see what the real temp. is.
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November 6, 2011 1:15:42 AM

Well here ya go, as you can see it only took 4 tests to get to 100C.
I underclocked it to 2ghz so my computer wouldn't burn, still got up to 75C.
It's either a faulty sensor or my CPU is just really badass. On a sidenote, the air coming out is very warm and has a faint smell of burning...



What do I win?
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November 6, 2011 1:35:36 AM

Your CPU would shut down long before 100C. Probably a bad thermal sensor.
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November 6, 2011 1:43:11 AM

akore said:
Well here ya go, as you can see it only took 4 tests to get to 100C.
I underclocked it to 2ghz so my computer wouldn't burn, still got up to 75C.
It's either a faulty sensor or my CPU is just really badass. On a sidenote, the air coming out is very warm and has a faint smell of burning...

http://i.imgur.com/CRc9H.png

What do I win?


you "win" a new cpu but its going to cost you 100+ dollars to replace. my guess is the sensor is screwed up.
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November 6, 2011 7:54:44 PM

I'm going to reapply thermal paste tonight, will update with results!
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November 6, 2011 10:13:49 PM

Make sure you don't put to much on. All you need is a small amount about the size of a pea. Anything more and it will only make things worse as you might have found out already if that turns out to be the problem.
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November 7, 2011 2:21:25 AM

Just reapplied the stuff, and cleaned everything. It didn't look dusty, but I took the fan off the heatsinks and found this...

DAAAMNNN!!!

Now I was feeling ambitious, so I overclocked the 920 to 3.4ghz (2.8 stock), and the ram to 960 (1.8v to 2.1v). Guess what, the temps are idle around 40C and peak at 69C.
The fan must be wearing out though because it makes a quiet squeek which is very annoying, what sub $30 heatsink is good?
This means the sensor wasn't lying, my CPU has been getting, and remains stable, at 100C....

AND on a sidenote, checked the BIOS and CPU failsafe was disabled... hehehe
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November 7, 2011 5:10:43 AM

Well no wonder it was overheating. It's really best to Clean the fan and heat sing ATLEAST once a year. The Hyper212+ is a great fan/heatsink. It's big though so you have to make sure it will fit in your case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one cost more then the Hyper 212 but I have heard good this about it too.
At 90mm it's smaller then the Hyper 212.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 7, 2011 10:55:56 AM

akore said:
Just reapplied the stuff, and cleaned everything. It didn't look dusty, but I took the fan off the heatsinks and found this...
http://i.imgur.com/LPSVQ.jpg
DAAAMNNN!!!

Now I was feeling ambitious, so I overclocked the 920 to 3.4ghz (2.8 stock), and the ram to 960 (1.8v to 2.1v). Guess what, the temps are idle around 40C and peak at 69C.
The fan must be wearing out though because it makes a quiet squeek which is very annoying, what sub $30 heatsink is good?
This means the sensor wasn't lying, my CPU has been getting, and remains stable, at 100C....

AND on a sidenote, checked the BIOS and CPU failsafe was disabled... hehehe

And that is why I would check the heatsink immediately... :o 

You might want to go back to stock and undervolt your processor for now. 69C is too high for AMD procs, you should get it below 60C to prevent any more damage.

I would go for the 212+ as long as your case has room for it. It's a great, cheap heatsink.
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November 7, 2011 11:12:17 AM

I presume that "CPU failsafe" has been enabled?
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November 7, 2011 12:13:54 PM

Thanks for the recommendations, but it looks like I would have to remove the motherboard to use those, which I don't want to do. Any heatsinks out there that have the K8 retention thing?
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