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Problem with Overheating

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January 29, 2013 4:39:16 AM

Alrighty, I got to build a computer for Christmas and its a relatively budget build, but it seems to have an overheating problem.

Here are the specs:
AMD Zambezi 4170 4.2 Ghz Quadcore
AMD Radeon HD 7770 1Gb
ASUS Sabertooth FX 990
16 GB 1333 Ram

Any other details I will have to check the parts themselves.

So basically my processor right not is idling at around 42-51 C, which I believe is relatively high, especially since I am on Power-saver mode that I got to through the Bios. Now when I try to run my games, e.g. Minecraft, my computer gets up hitting almost 80 C and I am not sure why. I have a [Cooler Master Centurion] case with a 120 mm fan in the back. All of my fans are working perfectly fine and there is no dust build-up either. The only thing that I can think of is the fact that it is pushed up against my desk which leaves all of the fan openings clear to blow wherever.

Let me know if you need anymore details.

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January 29, 2013 4:42:51 AM

are you using the stock cooler and what are the room temps the affectthe CPU temps 100%
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January 29, 2013 4:44:43 AM

I am using the heatsink supplied with the processor, and the room temp is probably in the range or 65 to 70 degrees, rarely upwards of 75 degrees.
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January 29, 2013 4:46:33 AM

farenheit or celcius??
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January 29, 2013 4:59:15 AM

The room temp is 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit, if it was Celsius I think I would be dead.
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