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Serious overheating issues

Last response: in Motherboards
September 30, 2012 3:00:44 PM

500w Coolermaster PSU
4 GB DDR3 Ram
MA74GMT-S2 Motherboard
Athlon x3 450 (Unlocked)
XFX 5770

Hello, first of all, sorry if I've posted in the wrong place. I've been having some serious problems with my Motherboard / CPU overheating. My (What I presume to be my northbridge) goes up to 100 Degrees and then my computer cuts out without a BSoD or any warning.

While idle my computer is fine, however when I play games such as Battle Field: 3 I have issues with it. It used to happen on Counter Strike: Source but since the installation of a 120mm fan it seemed to have stopped on it / being very occasional. I've put new thermal paste in with a couple of degrees difference, nothing particularly helpful.


I have another 120mm fan however if I put it into my case it has to go on one of the sides, which I always have open. When putting it there and having the side on the computer gets too hot and actually is higher than if I didn't have the fan there at all.

Any suggestions of what I should do? I currently do not have the money to get a new motherboard so that's out of the question for me at this time.

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September 30, 2012 8:47:25 PM

Submerge it in a bucket of thermal paste.
a c 92 V Motherboard
September 30, 2012 9:15:36 PM

undo your unlocked core and check the temp again.
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September 30, 2012 9:28:08 PM

I've already tried that, I think the biggest problem is my northbridge, it didn't make much of a difference.
a c 475 V Motherboard
September 30, 2012 10:51:47 PM

try picking up a northbridge chipset cooler. if not it may be your chipset may be on the way out.
October 5, 2012 10:14:47 PM

Buy a potato and crush it into the heatsink