System running fine or to hot?

Hello,
Are these temps too hot?
http://oi47.tinypic.com/svh2xk.jpg

Could anyone tell me how to fix things and whats causing it

Thanks
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  1. If those are idle temps, I think the CPU is too warm. I don't have an i7, but my i5 idles in the mid/upper 30s. Considering your fans are all at 100%, it might be an air flow problem. What case? What CPU cooler?
  2. Like "clutchc" said, "If those are idle temps, I think the CPU is too warm" So are they?

    If however your PC is under a heavy load then those temps are very nice. So definitely a little more info is needed.
  3. Idonno said:
    Like "clutchc" said, "If those are idle temps, I think the CPU is too warm" So are they?

    If however your PC is under a heavy load then those temps are very nice. So definitely a little more info is needed.


    With about 30 tabs open and minecraft, skype etc open im at those temps, when idle im at around 30
  4. If you are using the stock cooler, that isn't all that bad then. 30ish at idle is good.
  5. fussionzz97 said:
    With about 30 tabs open and minecraft, skype etc open im at those temps, when idle im at around 30

    Then IMO your in good shape! Your CPU's thermal protection doesn't kick in till 100c but I'd feel comfortable as long as your temps don't exceed 80c with an occasional spike under 85c during stress testing. So another wards your temps are fine.
    :D
  6. Idonno said:
    Then IMO your in good shape! Your CPU's thermal protection doesn't kick in till 100c but I'd feel comfortable as long as your temps don't exceed 80c with an occasional spike under 85c during stress testing. So another wards your temps are fine.
    :D


    Sweet thanks!
  7. Idonno said:
    Then IMO your in good shape! Your CPU's thermal protection doesn't kick in till 100c but I'd feel comfortable as long as your temps don't exceed 80c with an occasional spike under 85c during stress testing. So another wards your temps are fine.
    :D


    I just cleaned up my computer and reattached everything in fine when i've got no game open im running 30-40C fine as soon as i open up a game im up 80+

    http://oi45.tinypic.com/2h6sv0j.jpg

    Whats going on here?

    Edit: what i did when i cleaned my computer

    Took case off, unscrewed Fan+heat sink, cleaned the fan, heatsink and the top of the CPU from dust rescrewed Fan+heatsink pluged cord in , booted and now this problem
  8. fussionzz97 said:
    Took case off, unscrewed Fan+heat sink, cleaned the fan, heatsink and the top of the CPU from dust rescrewed Fan+heatsink pluged cord in , booted and now this problem


    Just for clarification, you took the heatsink completely off? If you did, did you reapply new thermal paste? You absolutely NEED to if you didn't (after thoroughly cleaning off the old stuff first).
  9. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Just for clarification, you took the heatsink completely off? If you did, did you reapply new thermal paste? You absolutely NEED to if you didn't (after thoroughly cleaning off the old stuff first).


    Ok... i know the problem :( Where could i get new thermal paste from? (Australia, Sydney)
  10. fussionzz97 said:
    Ok... i know the problem :( Where could i get new thermal paste from? (Australia, Sydney)


    Hmm, I'm honestly not sure. Is there a computer/electronics store near you?
  11. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Hmm, I'm honestly not sure. Is there a computer/electronics store near you?


    This is the only one im aware of.. http://nscom.com.au/
  12. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Hmm, I'm honestly not sure. Is there a computer/electronics store near you?


    What would be the exact name for this paste i could do some searching and get some?

    Thanks
  13. fussionzz97 said:
    This is the only one im aware of.. http://nscom.com.au/


    From that site anyway, I recommend either one of these.

    ARCTIC COOLING AC MX 4 Arctic Cooling Premium Thermal Compound MX 4 ( 4g ) for CPU GPU High Thermal Conductivity Low Thermal Resistance

    Arctic Silver AS AS5 35 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Gram Tube

    They're both more expensive than here in the US though...
  14. DJDeCiBeL said:


    Thanks so much and yes everything is super expensive in Australia -.-
  15. You're welcome. :)
  16. DJDeCiBeL said:
    You're welcome. :)


    I just purchased the Arctic silver 5 thermal compound. so i just clean the heatsink and CPU top, place some paste onto it and place them together, screw it in and all good?
  17. fussionzz97 said:
    I just purchased the Arctic silver 5 thermal compound. so i just clean the heatsink and CPU top, place some paste onto it and place them together, screw it in and all good?


    Yep. Just put a small "pea sized" dot in the center of the CPU heatspreader and don't spread it, just let the cooler spread it when you reinstall it.
  18. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Yep. Just put a small "pea sized" dot in the center of the CPU heatspreader and don't spread it, just let the cooler spread it when you reinstall it.


    Yep watched a few videos to make sure how to do it properly. So this will fix my temperature problems?
  19. fussionzz97 said:
    Yep watched a few videos to make sure how to do it properly. So this will fix my temperature problems?


    I can't guarantee that this will totally fix it, but it's definitely a good start. :)
  20. ...and if you are using the stock heatsync/fan from Intel, be sure the pushpins have expanded the white posts and locked behind the board properly. A improperly installed cooler with poor contact to the CPU heat spreader will not transfer heat well.
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2677

    Also, AS5 is quite electrically conductive. Be careful not to get any on the board. I have switched to Arctic MX4 just for that reason. But AS5 is a good TIM, nonetheless.
  21. clutchc said:
    ...and if you are using the stock heatsync/fan from Intel, be sure the pushpins have expanded the white posts and locked behind the board properly. A improperly installed cooler with poor contact to the CPU heat spreader will not transfer heat well.
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2677

    Also, AS5 is quite electrically conductive. Be careful not to get any on the board. I have switched to Arctic MX4 just for that reason. But AS5 is a good TIM, nonetheless.


    I have the exact HS, fan. So just putting a pea sized blob of Thermal paste in the center and just squash the heatsink ontop of it and push the pins in is all good?
  22. What was the temprature in your room when you had these tempratures? beacouse in the end the only information usefull is how much C you are above the ambient temprature in your room with what CPU (Ghz) (volts), cpu cooler, thermal paste.
  23. fussionzz97 said:
    I have the exact HS, fan. So just putting a pea sized blob of Thermal paste in the center and just squash the heatsink ontop of it and push the pins in is all good?

    To apply the TIM correctly, follow the Arctic instructions for your processor: http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#

    To correctly install the Intel cooler follow these instructions:
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2231&page=6
    Pay attention to the arrows' orientation on the push-pins before installing.
  24. Anonymous said:
    What was the temprature in your room when you had these tempratures? beacouse in the end the only information usefull is how much C you are above the ambient temprature in your room with what CPU (Ghz) (volts), cpu cooler, thermal paste.


    It's winter down here in Australia and its freezing probly about 20C inside the house

    clutchc said:
    To apply the TIM correctly, follow the Arctic instructions for your processor: http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#

    To correctly install the Intel cooler follow these instructions:
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2231&page=6
    Pay attention to the arrows' orientation on the push-pins before installing.


    Thanks for the tips and Tutorials. I guess ill get back to you after i install all this
  25. DJDeCiBeL said:
    I can't guarantee that this will totally fix it, but it's definitely a good start. :)


    clutchc said:
    ...and if you are using the stock heatsync/fan from Intel, be sure the pushpins have expanded the white posts and locked behind the board properly. A improperly installed cooler with poor contact to the CPU heat spreader will not transfer heat well.
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2677

    Also, AS5 is quite electrically conductive. Be careful not to get any on the board. I have switched to Arctic MX4 just for that reason. But AS5 is a good TIM, nonetheless.


    Anonymous said:
    What was the temprature in your room when you had these tempratures? beacouse in the end the only information usefull is how much C you are above the ambient temprature in your room with what CPU (Ghz) (volts), cpu cooler, thermal paste.


    clutchc said:
    To apply the TIM correctly, follow the Arctic instructions for your processor: http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#

    To correctly install the Intel cooler follow these instructions:
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2231&page=6
    Pay attention to the arrows' orientation on the push-pins before installing.



    Thanks so much playing minecraft full settings and only at 40C :D
  26. Glad to hear. Enjoy.
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