I need help guys, my computer keeps turning off. I thought it was my GPU because it was sitting at 100-105C under load so I bought a new fan for it and now it stays around 60C under load. But my computer keeps turning off and it's becoming really frequent. I think it's my CPU overheating and I want to reseat and apply new thermal paste but I can't get the heatsink off to save my life. It's a Phenom II x4 955.
Here's a picture of my speed fan. Does anyone know why my fan 4 isn't working?
The heatsink will be rather hard to get off as the thermal paste is very sticky, to help remove it turn your PC on for 5 mins and then turn it off then remove it. This will make it easier to remove and clean the paste.
I'm guessing that my cpu is indeed overheating though?
100C idle certainly sounds like a major problem. Hard to imagine that happening short of dry-fitting (no TIM whatsoever) the HSF, forgetting to peel off the protective tape/cover or otherwise having little/no contact between the HSF and IHS.
107C? I'm thinking that may even be a faulty sensor. If not, something is SERIOUSLY wrong and you need to shut down IMMEDIATELY.
Is Cool 'n Quiet enabled? It doesn't look like it is because the voltage is high for basically idle and it's running at 117.6W power level at the time of the screen shot. That's near 100% full power for that CPU (for the Black Edition at stock anyway).
Make sure that Cool 'n Quiet is enabled, that if you're overclocked, go back to bone stock, and you probably need to take the heatsink off and redo the thermal paste (after thoroughly cleaning off the old stuff).
Hell, with temps THAT bad, you may need an aftermarket heatsink.