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CPU Overheating (100+ C)

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January 12, 2013 6:16:13 PM

I have an a-10 5800k with stock cooler. I know the cooler is horrible as is, but it can't be that bad where I get 100+ degrees Celsius. I have a midtower case and 2 fans (push/pull). When turning on the compter and idling, I get right now 60-80 Degrees Celsius. I'm very scared, I get BSOD sometimes and display crashes. I actually have two of these computers side by side, one I built for me, and one for my brother. Same results. Could it be the settings? I turned off the AMD throttling so now it's 3.8 Ghz. Please help me, thanks.

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January 12, 2013 6:26:23 PM

you probably didnt put thermal gel on the cpu
January 12, 2013 6:28:54 PM

It was pre applied.
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January 12, 2013 6:55:32 PM

ur cpu fan might not be working then make sure its spining
January 12, 2013 6:56:08 PM

Yep; it's spinning alright.
January 12, 2013 6:58:24 PM

outcast61 said:
Yep; it's spinning alright.

well then
unless u didnt mount the cpu cooler properly then it seems u have a faulty cpu. it happens trust me
January 12, 2013 7:00:14 PM

Did you remove the plastic film over the thermal compound before you mounted it? I did that one time and temps were very bad.
January 12, 2013 7:11:00 PM

I believe so; i'll check again. It can't be a faulty CPU because I have two of the same PC's with the same problem.

EDIT: None, rules out the plastic part.
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January 12, 2013 10:04:30 PM

touch the heatsink with your hands, if its hot, then the cooler is mounted correctly, if its warmish then you probably dont have propper contact with the CPU. @ 100 degrees celsius your fingers should be fried :D  (i doubdt that the cooler is mounted correctly :) )