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CPU AT 80 IDLE?!?!?!?!?!

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January 11, 2013 6:38:00 PM

i have an amd athlon 64x2 2.20ghz and it runs cool around 30-40c but for the past 4 days its been 80-110c
i have a good cooler and its not OC in replaced the compound and seated the heat sink properly but it still is way to hot im using hwmonitor openhardware coretemp all are saying same temps :fou:  plz help me

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January 11, 2013 6:46:09 PM

Hi :) 

That heat sink needs re-cementing (after cleaning off old cement) properly...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 11, 2013 6:48:46 PM

i just dont know what to do the thing was running just fine the other day i used all cleaning products from artic silver 5 to do this but i cant get it to cool down when it hits around 30% load it will get to 100c help
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January 11, 2013 6:55:17 PM

Gunner1531 said:
i just dont know what to do the thing was running just fine the other day i used all cleaning products from artic silver 5 to do this but i cant get it to cool down when it hits around 30% load it will get to 100c help


Hi :) 

You didn't do it correctly...do it again PRECISELY as I said...with a TINY amount of cement...half a pea size...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 11, 2013 7:02:19 PM

thank but its still 75-80 c i talked to p spport just wondering what they would say but... thay said $250 to look it is there any thing else i coud do ........Thanks
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January 11, 2013 7:07:14 PM

What cooler you using ? Is the fan spinning faster as the cpu heats up ?
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January 11, 2013 7:22:23 PM

That cooler should work well enough on that cpu , either it is not mounted right or you have to much paste , air bubble .
What are your temps in the bios ? Maybe the other programs are reading it wrong ?
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January 11, 2013 7:39:56 PM

thats ok i found the problem.... im on my laptop now because my powersupply just went up in smoke no joke it fried...
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January 11, 2013 7:46:21 PM

to many volts to the cpu will get those temps up , that and fry things . What psu did you have ?
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January 11, 2013 10:18:31 PM

now you know why it comes with this
"features Scan Disk Free protection to prevent CPU data loss. "
Rhino , never heard of it
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January 12, 2013 6:37:55 AM

Read the guide.
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