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CPU reading 80 Degrees. My first build

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#1 n3xtgen


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:46 PM

I just built my first computer today :thumbsup: . Everything is working fine but on my motherboard (EVGA P55, has a LED on it) the temperature was reading 45 degrees on start up, then 10 min later jumped to 80 degrees. I installed an i7 processor and on the bottom of the fan there was some kind of past so I assumed that it was the thermal paste. Was I right or do I need to add my own thermal paste to the CPU?


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:54 PM

Was there any plastic film over the heatsink base? Is the cooler securely attached to the motherboard? Have you overclocked or tweeked voltage? What program are you using to check your CPU temp?

80C under load, with a stock cooler in a case, is not out of the realm of possibility. 45C at idle is too high. Doublecheck your FAN RPM (bump it up to max in BIOS and se if that makes a difference), remove the cooler, clean the CPU and the cooler base, and use a proper thermal paste.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:14 PM

turns out I dident have the fan on the CPU connected all the way down :thumbsup: .

So now my i7 is running at around 42 degrees Celsius after 2 hours with stock fan. Sound good?

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