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M2N8-VMX motherboard overheating


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#1 Buga5

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:29 AM

Plz help me someone.
My M2N8-VMX motherboard is overheating.It gets up to 50c and then the games start to lagg even if i play them on low graphics.
The only way right now to play more then 10 min is that I use an external electric fan to cool down my MB.
What could couse the overheating?anyone?could it be the cpu when it gets to 60c
Im sure its not the graphics card couse even if I put the fan on the graphics cart to 100% the games still lag..
thx in advance

AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core 4400+ (2.31Ghz)
Sepphire ATI 4830 512mb
Motherboard M2N8-VMX
2,00 GB of Ram
WIN XP SP3

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 04:15 PM

Is the heatsink securely mounted?
Have you looked for dust and lint build-up in the heatsink?
If you've had the heatsink off of the CPU, did you replace the thermal compound?
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