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Overheating problem?

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February 3, 2013 6:55:56 PM

So, back in the beginning of november i bought a new build, and ive noticed my cpu is constantly overheating, i read up on it and its something called "cpu throttling" or something like that. here are my specs

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Processor: AMD FX-4100

I also have 4 case fans with good airflow. when idle it is at 60C and when playing games it goes up to 85C and will crash often. any help?

Here is a picture of my HWmonitor when idle:

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February 3, 2013 7:43:00 PM

Yeah those temperatures are definitely a bit high. Ideally you want 30-35 on idle and 60-65 on full load... or better :) 

I would remove the heatsink and give it a good clean then re-apply some quality thermal paste such as Arctic Cooling MX-4.

Unless this over-clocked? In which case you may need to look at reducing voltages, clockspeed or getting better cooling.

Have a quick read of this to make sure you have the case fans set up correctly too -
February 3, 2013 7:44:47 PM

No, its not overclocked. thanks for the reply i will amend some thermal paste and report back with any changes
February 3, 2013 8:04:40 PM

Alright, im back. i applied some thermal paste and remounted the heatsink correctly i am now averaging about 42C idle, should i still be concerned with this temperture?