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CPU Overheat problem -AMD Athlon


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#1 Roger Stace

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:03 AM

Hi guys

I need help desperatly, here are my specs

Windows XP Home,
Socket 462 Athlon MP CPU
Asus A7V-133-VM
30 GB HDD
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350 Watt PSU
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When ever its a hot day or so , the motherboard alarms me and shutdown the PC and I have a cooling fan as well that there is a overheat, the Asus Probe says that the cpu is running @ 33 degrees centigrade and I don't understand why its overheating. I have a Micro-ATX case (Mecer Premuim PIII) that I was given with the PC I built. My one friend has almost similar specs as mine and her computer is just fine. I have applied enough thermal paste on it. The BIOS reports the same Temp. as Asus Probe does.

Please help , is it my case because it is so Micro-ATX small

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:17 AM

I have applied enough thermal paste on it.

In this case, more is not better
You should only use a small drop, about the size of a grain of rice.

is it my case because it is so Micro-ATX small

Special care should be taken with the small form factor
Try to have the cables and wiring out of the way for maximum airflow
If it has a front case fan don't forget to clean that also. A lot of people forget about that one
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#3 Roger Stace

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:50 AM

Hello

I have got a fan in the front of my case, but I discoved that it isn't the CPU at all because the BIOS at this stage says it is at 27 degrees and the guy where I bought it from applied enough thermal paste on the cpu as well as the heatsink. My case is not dusty at all and the Case fan is as clean as it could be. I had another board which died on me before I put this board with cpu in.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:13 PM

" the BIOS at this stage says it is at 27 degrees and the guy where I bought it from applied enough thermal paste on the cpu as well as the heatsink."

Thermal paste shouldn't be applied to both the heatsink & CPU.
A very thin coat on the CPU & NONE on the heatsink

AMD CPU's run hotter then Ineel.
If the BIOS "says" the CPU is at 27C that is exceptionally cool for a Athlon.
Usually anything under 50C at idle is considered good for a Athlon.

Go in the BIOS & see what temp the CPU temp alarm is set to go off at.
For a AMD Athlon it should be 90C .

If the alarm goes off but the computer doesn't shut down or restart the CPU isn't neccessaeily overheating.

You could simply disable the alarm.
If the CPU gets too hot the computer will automatically reboot or shut dff.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:29 PM

Along with the above mentioned after checking the bios to make sure the threshold of the alarm is set high enough. You could try opening the case and pointing a house fan at the case to see if it runs cooler and stays on if it does then you have a cooling problem.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:15 PM

As suggested...you can turn off or lower the CPU alarm in the BIOS.

33 Celsius should not inspire an alarm of any sort, IMO.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:36 AM

Hi Guys

I have taken my machine in for a service, the machine was running ok until a few days ago. There is only thermal paste on cpu and none on the heatsink

I am also thinking about getting a P3 ATX Case for better airflow
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Roger

Edited by Roger Stace, 31 March 2009 - 08:49 AM.





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