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Cpu IDLE TEMP 67-69c

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January 20, 2012 6:05:42 PM

Hi, beforehand would just like to say how appreciative I am that people on the internet can provide some sort of input for our hardware problems.

My problem, well I was playing wow today and my music was distorted which is a common problem for me. I was wondering why it would be doing that when my computer just turned off really abruptly. As I was restarting I noticed the cpu idle temp was at 68c. I've done a little reading online and I think it says for my cpu that the max temp is something like 70-75c. So, Temp is my problem... my psu is pretty new but it may be underpowered and that is about all I know in regards to this problem. My Computer was only powered up for about an hour when it happened, no extended usage, or intense use e.t.c. Are my Voltage Rails looking ok?

Lastly the computer has been in this configuration since we put it together last summer. If we put something in wrong then wouldn't this problem have occurred rather sooner? Such as a thermal paste error, or a cpu fan error/heatsink problem..

Here is my HWMonitor report, and thanks again for you taking some time out of your day to help me understand my problem.


CPUID HWMonitor Report
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Binaries
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HWMonitor version 1.1.8.0

Monitoring
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Mainboard Model A780L (0x0000012C - 0x00026CC0)

LPCIO
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LPCIO Vendor ITE
LPCIO Model IT8718
LPCIO Vendor ID 0x90
LPCIO Chip ID 0x8718
LPCIO Revision ID 0x5
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
Config Mode LDN 0x4
Config Mode registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20 87 18 05 10 00 40 CF 0F C0 88 00 00 1F 00 00 00
30 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 0E 80 0E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 02 00 00 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0E80


Hardware Monitors
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Hardware monitor ITE IT87
Voltage 0 1.34 Volts [0x54] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 1.20 Volts [0x4B] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 3.39 Volts [0xD4] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 5.13 Volts [0xBF] (+5V)
Voltage 4 12.16 Volts [0xBE] (+12V)
Voltage 5 -7.81 Volts [0x7A] (-12V)
Voltage 6 -4.61 Volts [0x48] (-5V)
Voltage 7 4.84 Volts [0xB4] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage 8 3.39 Volts [0xD4] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 59°C (138°F) [0x3B] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 35°C (94°F) [0x23] (TMPIN1)
Temperature 2 47°C (116°F) [0x2F] (TMPIN2)
Fan 0 1912 RPM [0x161] (FANIN0)
Fan 1 3689 RPM [0xB7] (FANIN1)
Fan PWM 0 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM0)
Fan PWM 1 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM1)
Fan PWM 2 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM2)
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0E80

00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 13 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 14 C9 07 61 B6 FF
10 FF FF FF 77 D7 7F 7F 7F 01 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF
20 54 4B D4 BF BE 7A 48 B4 D4 3B 23 2F 80 C8 54 54
30 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00
40 7F 7F 7F 7F 7F 7F 5F 74 2D 40 9C 22 FF FF FF FF
50 FF 07 7F 7F 7F 50 00 03 90 00 00 12 60 00 00 00
60 7F 7F 7F 00 00 02 FF FF 7F 7F 7F 00 00 62 FF FF
70 7F 7F 7F 00 00 02 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
90 FF 00 00 00 FF 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 59°C (138°F) [0xCFA] (THRM)

Hardware monitor ATI I/O
Temperature 0 52°C (125°F) [0x34] (TMPIN0)

Hardware monitor AMD ADL
Voltage 0 1.15 Volts [0x47D] (VIN0)
Temperature 0 52°C (125°F) [0x34] (TMPIN0)


Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name AMD Phenom II X4 920
Codename Deneb
Specification AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 920 Processor
Package Socket AM2+ (940)
CPUID F.4.2
Extended CPUID 10.4
Brand ID 12
Core Stepping RB-C2
Technology 45 nm
TDP Limit 125 Watts
Core Speed 2800.0 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 14.0 x 200.0 MHz
HT Link speed 1600.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2800 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V
L1 Data cache 4 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 6 MBytes, 48-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 4.0x - 14.0x
Max VID 1.350 V
P-State FID 0xC - VID 0x10 - IDD 26 (14.00x - 1.350 V)
P-State FID 0x5 - VID 0x18 - IDD 19 (10.50x - 1.250 V)
P-State FID 0x0 - VID 0x20 - IDD 18 (8.00x - 1.150 V)
P-State FID 0x100 - VID 0x20 - IDD 12 (4.00x - 1.150 V)

Package Type 0x1
Model 20
String 1 0x3
String 2 0x6
Page 0x0
CmpCap 4
ApicIdCoreSize 4
TDC Limit 104 Amps
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 1
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 2
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 3
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 4


Thread dumps
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CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 02004009h
Max CPUID level 00000005h
Max CPUID ext. level 8000001Bh
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 512 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 3, U, 6 MB, 4 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x00000005 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x00000001 0x00100F42 0x00040800 0x00802009 0x178BFBFF
0x00000002 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x8000001B 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x80000001 0x00100F42 0x10001946 0x000037FF 0xEFD3FBFF
0x80000002 0x20444D41 0x6E656850 0x74286D6F 0x4920296D
0x80000003 0x34582049 0x30323920 0x6F725020 0x73736563
0x80000004 0x0000726F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000005 0xFF30FF10 0xFF30FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140
0x80000006 0x20800000 0x42004200 0x02008140 0x0030B140
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x000001F9
0x80000008 0x00003030 0x00000000 0x00002003 0x00000000
0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000A 0x00000001 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x0000000F
0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000019 0xF0300000 0x60100000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001A 0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001B 0x0000001F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00900
MSR 0xC0010114 0x00000000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010061 0x00000000 0x00000030
MSR 0xC0010062 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010063 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010064 0x8000001A 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010065 0x800001C2 0x30003005
MSR 0xC0010066 0x800001B5 0x40004000
MSR 0xC0010067 0x8000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010068 0x0000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x01000010
MSR 0xC001001F 0x00584000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010058 0x00000000 0xE0000021
MSR 0xC0010004 0x00002F17 0xFE6A1F22
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010070 0x00000000 0x2000200C

CPU Thread 1
APIC ID 1
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 1, Thread ID 0
Type 02004009h
Max CPUID level 00000005h
Max CPUID ext. level 8000001Bh
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 512 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 3, U, 6 MB, 4 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x00000005 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x00000001 0x00100F42 0x01040800 0x00802009 0x178BFBFF
0x00000002 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x8000001B 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x80000001 0x00100F42 0x10001946 0x000037FF 0xEFD3FBFF
0x80000002 0x20444D41 0x6E656850 0x74286D6F 0x4920296D
0x80000003 0x34582049 0x30323920 0x6F725020 0x73736563
0x80000004 0x0000726F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000005 0xFF30FF10 0xFF30FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140
0x80000006 0x20800000 0x42004200 0x02008140 0x0030B140
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x000001F9
0x80000008 0x00003030 0x00000000 0x00002003 0x00000000
0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000A 0x00000001 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x0000000F
0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000019 0xF0300000 0x60100000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001A 0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001B 0x0000001F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00800
MSR 0xC0010114 0x00000000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010061 0x00000000 0x00000030
MSR 0xC0010062 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010063 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010064 0x8000001A 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010065 0x800001C2 0x30003005
MSR 0xC0010066 0x800001B5 0x40004000
MSR 0xC0010067 0x8000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010068 0x0000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x01000010
MSR 0xC001001F 0x00584000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010058 0x00000000 0xE0000021
MSR 0xC0010004 0x0000A276 0x71BF58C1
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010070 0x00000000 0x2000200C

CPU Thread 2
APIC ID 2
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 2, Thread ID 0
Type 02004009h
Max CPUID level 00000005h
Max CPUID ext. level 8000001Bh
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 512 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 3, U, 6 MB, 4 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x00000005 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x00000001 0x00100F42 0x02040800 0x00802009 0x178BFBFF
0x00000002 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x8000001B 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x80000001 0x00100F42 0x10001946 0x000037FF 0xEFD3FBFF
0x80000002 0x20444D41 0x6E656850 0x74286D6F 0x4920296D
0x80000003 0x34582049 0x30323920 0x6F725020 0x73736563
0x80000004 0x0000726F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000005 0xFF30FF10 0xFF30FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140
0x80000006 0x20800000 0x42004200 0x02008140 0x0030B140
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x000001F9
0x80000008 0x00003030 0x00000000 0x00002003 0x00000000
0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000A 0x00000001 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x0000000F
0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000019 0xF0300000 0x60100000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001A 0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001B 0x0000001F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00800
MSR 0xC0010114 0x00000000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010061 0x00000000 0x00000030
MSR 0xC0010062 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010063 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010064 0x8000001A 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010065 0x800001C2 0x30003005
MSR 0xC0010066 0x800001B5 0x40004000
MSR 0xC0010067 0x8000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010068 0x0000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x01000010
MSR 0xC001001F 0x00584000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010058 0x00000000 0xE0000021
MSR 0xC0010004 0x00001169 0x0AE02A98
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010070 0x00000000 0x2000200C

CPU Thread 3
APIC ID 3
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 3, Thread ID 0
Type 02004009h
Max CPUID level 00000005h
Max CPUID ext. level 8000001Bh
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 512 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 3, U, 6 MB, 4 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x00000005 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x00000001 0x00100F42 0x03040800 0x00802009 0x178BFBFF
0x00000002 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x8000001B 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
0x80000001 0x00100F42 0x10001946 0x000037FF 0xEFD3FBFF
0x80000002 0x20444D41 0x6E656850 0x74286D6F 0x4920296D
0x80000003 0x34582049 0x30323920 0x6F725020 0x73736563
0x80000004 0x0000726F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000005 0xFF30FF10 0xFF30FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140
0x80000006 0x20800000 0x42004200 0x02008140 0x0030B140
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x000001F9
0x80000008 0x00003030 0x00000000 0x00002003 0x00000000
0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000A 0x00000001 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x0000000F
0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000019 0xF0300000 0x60100000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001A 0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x8000001B 0x0000001F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00800
MSR 0xC0010114 0x00000000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010061 0x00000000 0x00000030
MSR 0xC0010062 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010063 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0xC0010064 0x8000001A 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010065 0x800001C2 0x30003005
MSR 0xC0010066 0x800001B5 0x40004000
MSR 0xC0010067 0x8000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010068 0x0000017B 0x40004040
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x01000010
MSR 0xC001001F 0x00584000 0x00000008
MSR 0xC0010058 0x00000000 0xE0000021
MSR 0xC0010004 0x00000ABD 0x3880A183
MSR 0xC0010071 0x28B80083 0x2000200C
MSR 0xC0010070 0x00000000 0x2000200C



Storage
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Graphic APIs
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API ATI I/O
API ADL SDK

Display Adapters
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Display adapter 0
Name Radeon HD 4650
Codename RV730
Technology 55 nm
GPU ref clock 27000
PCI device bus 1 (0x1), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x1002 (0x1682)
Model ID 0x9498 (0x2451)

More about : cpu idle temp 69c

a b à CPUs
January 20, 2012 6:13:37 PM

First thing... Use CoreTemp instead, it is more reliable.

Then if still high:

check the thermal paste... get some good stuff and redo it... There is a good thread/article about doing it right in here as well.
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a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
January 20, 2012 6:13:43 PM

Do you have a stock heatsink on the CPU, and have you ever checked its temps before? It may just have a bad thermal compound set. I recommend that you buy a new tube (nothing fancy) and apply it carefully after cleaning off the heatsink and CPU.
Check your temps on the desktop after sitting idle for at least twenty minutes.
What's the model of the PSU?
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January 20, 2012 6:18:22 PM

does your heatsink on the cpu work? that's where I would start before re-pasting the cpu
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