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Help with heat questions

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August 16, 2012 11:27:19 PM

Hi my computer is about I built my computer about 3 or so years ago for gaming. I feel like it is getting to hot and I have never noticed it until now. I recently have started gaming again and the computer will just freeze. (no bsod) just have to press the reset button. I ran prime 95 and real temp and my core 0 temp got to 90c in the 10 minute test that real temp runs. So I feel like there is an inadequacy in the ventilation. The computer is cleaned out and there are 3 fans as well as a zalman cpu cooler.

Intel QuadCore Q9550 2.4gHz
2 EVGA GTX260's
EVGA nforce 780i SLI FTW
800W PSU
Windows 7 64-Bit

Idle Temp: 56c
7 Min Into: Prime95/Realtemp test 90c

I think thats all the specs You need let me know if you need anything else. I understand these temp apps are not accurate but that just seems really high.

Ps. Not Overclocked

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 16, 2012 11:42:35 PM

Try reinstalling the cpu cooler. Clean off the old paste and reinstall with some new paste. Then run prime95 and see what the temps are.
August 16, 2012 11:43:17 PM

Will do thanks for the Quick Response!!!!!
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August 17, 2012 1:13:39 AM

CPU fan was covered in dust I couldn't see!!! cleaned it off, and applied new thermal paste. CPU got to about 65 during stress test. Is that more acceptable its Idling at 45 and around 60 in game
a b B Homebuilt system
August 17, 2012 2:48:23 AM

Those temps look ok. Hope that fixes your freezing problem. :sol: 
August 24, 2012 2:01:26 AM

Best answer selected by jjordy.