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Constant overheating issue

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#1 acornman37


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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:42 AM


For a while now, my computer has been having trouble handling heat, it seems. If I'm playing a system intensive game, or running the CPU at 100%, the computer starts giving off loud beeps, indicating a heat problem.

Speedfan indicates that my CPU runs at a temperature of around 50 C at 100% if I'm looking at the right reading, however Core Temp readings show the temp at over 70 C. I set the BIOS to warn for heat at 70 C, demonstrated by the loud beeps, so I'm inclined to believe the Core Temp readings.

Here are my specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000
GPU: Nvidia 7950 GT
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5

In an attempt to lower CPU heat, I bought a new fan/heatsink:

Here is my case:

What could be the problem here, and what should I do about it? Anything would be helpful. Thanks.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:11 AM

IMO, Core Temp is the more reliable guide.

It might help if you apply a fresh coat of thermal paste and ensure that the fan is properly applied to the CPU.

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#3 acornman37

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:48 PM

Sorry, I copied links that I posted somewhere else instead of the URLS:



I'll see if I can improve the thermal paste job any.

#4 Champer


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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:54 PM

I would check the temperature from the BIOS, that'll be the right one guaranteed. Next, make sure you have a good thermal paste job (get some ArcticSilver 5).

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