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December 31, 2011 10:39:33 PM

Hello,

I've just finished my new build (i5 2500k, 8GB, GTX 560ti) as well as the Stock Intel heat sink. Anyway, I'm getting really high temps. Around 70-80C while Gaming and by the time I've been playing a couple of minutes my computer freezes and I have to turn it off from the socket.

Is there any Drivers I can download to lower the temperatures, because Gaming is impossible.

I'm also not sure if it's my Heat Protection kicking in, that a setting in the BIOS. My Idle temps are around 29/33C

Thanks Very much and I'm also might be getting some Artic Silver 7 Paste and a Hyper 212, once I have some more money.

Thanks!

P.S Happy New Year From the UK.
December 31, 2011 11:05:30 PM

I'm also worried that I may have damaged the CPU, I got it up to 86C when I quit the Prime 95 test. But it seems fine.
December 31, 2011 11:07:24 PM

Also, when I'm just on my Desktop my CPU is @ 1.5 Ghz not 3.2Ghz, is that normal too?
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December 31, 2011 11:13:48 PM

Yes....the CPU clocks down when not under load

Sounds like either ya case has inadequate ventilation, CPU fan not plugged in or HS is not seated properly,

I;'d suggest the Hyper 612 PWM (extra 5-7C of cooling ) and Shin Etsu TIM as it has no curing issues like AS5
December 31, 2011 11:33:31 PM

Hey,

Thanks for the tips there. I have a Cooler Master 912 with an extra two 120MM fans blowing in too.

I will get the ASAP, But I'm really worried I've hurt my CPU! But it all seems to be fine, and it still goes up to 3.4Ghz+ when tested at 100% full load.

The CPU fan is spinning at 2000RPM and is seated correctly. I also forgot to mention I've just finished my build today. Maybe, it's just the Thermal paste melting on to my CPU. The Temps have gone down throughout the day too. I'll leave it other the night.
January 1, 2012 9:13:55 AM

Can, anyone else help me?
January 1, 2012 11:17:46 AM


If you are not overclocking there is no reason for your CPU to overheat.

So, first thing I would do is to reseat the heatsink, remember to clean the CPU and HS with some rubbing alcohol and apply some new thermal paste.
January 1, 2012 11:38:17 AM

lothdk said:
If you are not overclocking there is no reason for your CPU to overheat.

So, first thing I would do is to reseat the heatsink, remember to clean the CPU and HS with some rubbing alcohol and apply some new thermal paste.


I don't have any thermal paste. I'm going to buy some Artic Silver paste and a Hyper 212. When I have the money to do so.

But another thing. I'm trying to play BF3 then it crashed "The Nvidia drivers have crashed" I also get Black Bars at the top of my screen, sometimes it goes all sketchy like a cartoon.

MY GPU Teampture never goes above 55c. But my CPU temp hovers around 75C
January 1, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Err black bars on top. thats a graphic issue. is the card new? my old 9500GT i had had black bars on it after water damage and then it finally died. but black bars if im not mistaken sounds like a dieing video card o.o
January 1, 2012 1:25:22 PM

dragoboi said:
Err black bars on top. thats a graphic issue. is the card new? my old 9500GT i had had black bars on it after water damage and then it finally died. but black bars if im not mistaken sounds like a dieing video card o.o


Brand new, I've had it for about 2 months but only built my PC yesterday. For some reason, everyone worked no freezes nothing for about 1 1/2 hours then when I tried again 10 minutes ago it froze after a couple of minutes?

But it didn't have the black bars this time.
January 1, 2012 1:43:48 PM

I would stop using the computer until your new heat sink arrives. Make sure you don't apply too much thermal paste, and make sure it doesn't wiggle after secured. What are your idle temps?
January 1, 2012 1:47:53 PM

elayman said:
I would stop using the computer until your new heat sink arrives. Make sure you don't apply too much thermal paste, and make sure it doesn't wiggle after secured. What are your idle temps?


Around 30C for CPU, & 25C for the GPU.
January 1, 2012 1:55:54 PM

hmm seems normal. Have you removed the power cable and checked the cooler for any wiggling?
January 1, 2012 2:10:58 PM

elayman said:
hmm seems normal. Have you removed the power cable and checked the cooler for any wiggling?


I've checked the cooler and it seemed to be installed fine, tied some cables.
January 1, 2012 2:12:42 PM

I don't think I could damage my PC. Did a Prime 95 test and it got up to 85C before I stopped it in fear.
January 1, 2012 2:15:33 PM

I don't recall there being one on mine, but maybe someone can confirm - Is there a plastic covering on the contact plate/thermal paste of the Intel Stock cooler? If so, maybe you forgot to remove it? I'm just guessing here haha
January 1, 2012 2:23:46 PM

elayman said:
I don't recall there being one on mine, but maybe someone can confirm - Is there a plastic covering on the contact plate/thermal paste of the Intel Stock cooler? If so, maybe you forgot to remove it? I'm just guessing here haha


I don't think so, it just had the thermal paste on the contact plate, then I installed it. Strange it seems to be just BF3.
January 1, 2012 2:24:51 PM

Are all of your drivers up to date?
January 1, 2012 2:52:43 PM

elayman said:
Are all of your drivers up to date?


Yes, got an update here. Downloaded MSI Afterburner and cranked the fan up to 100% and it worked! No more freezes, so it appears it's a fan issue. That's it's not spinning fast, when Gaming and I have to manually set it to spin at 100%.
January 1, 2012 6:20:50 PM

I fixed it, for some reason my OC version was only getting 1.25V so I flashed the BIOS to the latest version and that automaticly increased the Voltage to 1.5V and it's running smother and without any freezing errors.

:) 
January 1, 2012 7:29:39 PM

Are you talking about DRAM voltage? If not that's too high for CPU or GPU isn't it?
January 1, 2012 8:23:22 PM

elayman said:
Are you talking about DRAM voltage? If not that's too high for CPU or GPU isn't it?


I'm not sure, found someone on Battelog who had the same problems of me. Told me to flash my GPU Bios with the new update so I did. Rebooted and it's been working ever since:)  (For about 5 Hours now.)

But I'm still concerned with my CPU temps, around 70C while playing BF3 and 55C while playing Dead Island.
January 1, 2012 9:03:11 PM

Yes that's strange. I have an i5 2500k with coolermaster geminII S524 and Gtx 580 and my CPU never hits above 46C in the past two days playing BF3 for hours.
October 28, 2012 5:09:40 AM

I think that is overheating if you don' want its warrenty
LAP IT WITH A SAND PAPER THEN APPLY THERMAL PASTE
ALSO LAP THE HEATSINK
THIS WORKED FOR ME
DROPPED HEAT FROM 90c to 46-60c
!