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Gigabyte/Intel Overheating problem

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December 13, 2011 4:06:38 AM

Specs:
mobo - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
cpu - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core
Pwr Sup - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
Vid Card - SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit
Hdrive - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM
Ram - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2

my issue is that i believe either A. my motherboard can't handle it and is defective. or B. i'm a failure. lol. most likely going to be B.

I know my motherboard is at least the source because me and my professional computer friend ripped apart my computer when it was having repeated on and off for only seconds issue, i RMA'd the board - it came back and all seemed well for a while. Recently i realized that the bottom two pins on my stock Intel cpu fan had come aloose(my cpu isn't overclocked.) So i took it off and repinned them, but i didn't reseat, and i didn't re-thermal paste it. Speedfan says my core temps are at web browsing temps of 90-100c which is WAAAAY too hott - which brings me to my other issue. I for one, CANNOT play graphically demanding games such as call of duty or anything near that. I play WoW, but that crashes from time to time and i believe it all has to do with my mobo. I read reviews and alot of people had teh same issue, i'm sure eventually i'll just upgrade the mobo and buy thermal paste and a heatsink to have peace of mind, but i'm waiting on the funds. If i just got a heat sink, and re thermal pasted do you believe that would solve my issues? i'm just having a hard time finding that not rethermal pasting would cause 98% browsing temps.
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December 13, 2011 4:18:04 AM

You always have to reapply thermal paste when you take a heatsink off. Also you should upgrade to a hyper 212 which is a great and cheap cpu cooler.
December 13, 2011 4:21:35 AM

i have that on my christmas list. Along with a geforce gtx 560ti 448core. And i'd like to find a decent freaking motherboard, but the problem is, most mobos on newegg get *** talked so i can't trust anything :|
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December 13, 2011 4:23:10 AM

Yep :D 
December 13, 2011 4:25:16 AM

also like to get an i5 sandy bridge, but we all have dreams when we're young i suppose.
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December 13, 2011 4:27:33 AM

mw33zy said:
also like to get an i5 sandy bridge, but we all have dreams when we're young i suppose.

Just get a better heatsink such as the hyper 212 which is like 30 bucks and oc your cpu before upgradign.
December 13, 2011 4:29:30 AM

yes sir master muffin
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December 13, 2011 4:30:50 AM

The new 560ti 448 is useless, for around that price you could either get a 560ti and overclock it to the performance of the new 448 or get a 570 for about 2 bucks more. But what is your total budget for everything?
December 13, 2011 4:35:42 AM

oh geez, i don't have a budget, it's just buy whenever i get to the point where i can spend. if the heat problems stop, i'd ideally like to get a 570 - then get the i5, no budget really - just time. but if the problem doesn't stop, new mobo - then the rest. i'm not a huge overclocking fan so i just leave most things stock.
December 13, 2011 7:32:59 AM

Hi mw33,

for how long have you been running/trying to run your processor under these conditions? If I may ask...

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Andy
December 14, 2011 4:07:16 AM

well i did a little testing, speedfan says now i'm browzing at 50-65ish, which is still way to hot, but better than 90. but it is about 90-100c under load, or at least when i'm playing wow.
December 14, 2011 4:31:23 AM

mw33zy said:
oh geez, i don't have a budget, it's just buy whenever i get to the point where i can spend. if the heat problems stop, i'd ideally like to get a 570 - then get the i5, no budget really - just time. but if the problem doesn't stop, new mobo - then the rest. i'm not a huge overclocking fan so i just leave most things stock.


Let me tell you this, I got my A+ and MCSE in 2001 and I still can't get everything perfect on my new build. It took me a few RMAs to get the right and decent parts for my system. It also took me over a month to get everything properly configured. So I suggest you should ask someone who knows to help you build a new system or rebuild your old one.

You "don't have a budget" but "have the time" then you should put the tab on your credit card :)  Cheers.
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